Written by Amy Krouse Rosenthal, Illustrated by Jen Corace | Chronicle Books 2005
There is only one word for Little Pea—cute! Like so many books whose main characters are animals that assume human behaviors (anthropomorphism), this one is none other than a little green pea. Maybe chosen because it’s one of the more rejected foods at the dinner table, this pea has a dinner problem too. Forced to eat dreaded candy, in large quantities, he is tempted with the classic lure of “dessert only if you finish your dinner.” It’s a wonderful turn of the table as spinach is the pea’s favorite dessert!