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I Don’t Want to be a Pea!

I Don’t Want to be a Pea!

About the Book

Author: Ann Bonwill

Age Range: 0-2 Years 3-5 Years 5-7 Years

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Price: £5.99, paperback

Review

It’s very easy for good friends to become comfortably locked into complementary roles, but it’s important not to take each other for granted, as Hugo and Bella discover when an invitation to the Hippo-Bird (or Bird-Hippo) Fairytale Fancy Dress Party forces them to reassess their relationship. It’s all very well wanting to be a princess, for example, but what if your partner is not so keen on being the pea? And just because one happens to be grey and blobby, does that mean one should necessarily play ‘rock’ to someone else’s little mermaid? There’s a handy lesson in here about negotiation, compromise, and the impact of self-serving choices on the people around us, which young children who are just starting to battle with playground politics (not to mention the adults who are charged with overseeing the process) could find very timely indeed.

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