Arlo Rolled by Susan Pearson Book Review

Arlo Rolled by Susan Pearson
Illustrations by Jeff Ebbeler
Publisher: Two Lions
Release Date: April 8, 2014

Arlo who is a pea who wants to be free, so off he rolls. He meets a slug who wants to eat him for brunch, a bunch of ants who want him for lunch, and still he rolls. Finally Arlo comes to rest by a wall and he sleeps beneath the earth until one day he grows to become a plant of his own, with his very own peas in a pod.

It's a story about independence that isn't heavy handed with the additional value of being about photosynthesis. It is a perfect springtime book with an anthropomorphized pea and fun illustrations that I think kids will want to read over and over again.