We Go Together....: You Are the Pea, And I Am the Carrot by J. Theron Elkins
WE BELONG TOGETHER.
A MATCH THIS GOOD IS RARE.
TOGETHER WE'RE JUST BETTER.
WE'RE AN APPETIZING PAIR.
Peas and carrots make a delish dish. But how about mac 'n' cheese, biscuits and jam, yogurt and blueberries, zesty dressing and a lettuce wedge, or a hot dog with relish?
Young readers will relish J. Theron Elkins' brand-new pea parable of perfect blendship in food and friendship, You Are the Pea, and I Am the Carrot (Abrams, 2013). Caramel and vanilla bean ice cream, ice cubes and sweet tea, pancakes and syrup, and burgers and chips, all combos that have a natural affinity for each other, are emblematic of the ways of friendship, illustrated with simple wit and and appeal by Pascal LeMaitre. But there's a little more than a salute to the Food Channel here, as Elkins' human narrators enjoy comparing their pairing with favorite food combos, thanks to LeMaitre's tongue-in-cheek cartoons. Good friends stick together like peanut butter and jelly in a lunch box sandwich. A showcase of inventive foodie anthropomorphism and sweet silliness," says Publishers Weekly.