Review by Adam Horejsi
Do opposites attract? What do you like most about your best friend? Can they do
all the things that you do? Perhaps you and your friend are like Colin and Lee. Colin
and Lee are anything but similar on the outside but they have one thing in common –
they are best friends! This picturebook affirms that friends can be different. It is a must
read for prekindergarten and early elementary students. Take a moment to veg out to
Colin is a carrot. Lee is a pea. Colin wants to be like his friend Lee and other peas. He
is tall and skinny; they are round and green. Colin frowns while the peas smile. Until, at
one point, Colin’s difference emerges as his strength.
All the characters are grateful for their friendship. The story affirms that our differences complement each other and make us stronger.
Carrot and Pea: An Unlikely Friendship
by Morag Hood
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2017
Adam is a Literacy Education Masters student who is a fortunate fraternal
twin. Feb 10, 2018.