The bestselling and award-nominated Pea is back, ready for another hilarious adventure! The partnership of author and illustrator works a dream, and together a winner of a picture book is created. The text bounces along merrily just as does the pea, down the plug hole and into a dirty watery underworld. He is joined on this adventure by a washed away spider, his eight legs too wobbly to hold him up under the onslaught of water as it sloshes down the pipes. Spider sits on the pea’s back and once bounced out of an overflow, they encounter in turn a duck, a fish, and a frog. With his back legs, the frog gives a great WHACK! And pea and spider go plipperty plop as they bounce on the water, unable to stop. Boris the dog is at hand who inadvertently takes the pea back to the kitchen, where the pea bounces and pings and dings around until at last he lands in the sink with a PLOP. Out comes the plug, and he shoots round the bend and down into the drain…. ‘WEEE! Cheers the pea. It’s all started again!’ This book has the magic ingredient that demands a child shouts ‘AGAIN! AGAIN!’ once the past page is reached. The balance between rhyming text and boisterous pictures is perfect, and every page turn demands a study of what is happening. Youngsters will soon join in the predictable text as they follow the tale in the illustrations, and an inevitable ending to the tale is the demand to read it again! Lots of fun for reader and child alike.
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Illustrator: Alex Willmore