Sweet Pea and Boogaloo walked under the trees, under the sun and the green leaves. They walked and they talked, just like me and you, and suddenly – quite out of the blue – Sweet Pea said: ‘Giants!’

And so begins a discussion about giants…

  • "a twist that will give three-to-five-year-olds something to ponder. Maland’s distinctive illustrations are a treat, too." — FT Magazine
  • "The message is as succinct as its attractive illustrations." — Families Magazine (SE London Edition)
  • "Young audiences love to be in the know and by reading the pictures they are able to appreciate the mismatch between what is being said and what is actually happening." — Books for Keeps
  • "a timely book" — Cork Evening Echo
  • "Wistfully illustrated story about overcoming prejudice." — Bournemouth Daily Echo
  • "a gentle story and the message is delivered with a light touch and some humour" — The BookBag
  • "An unusual and thought-provoking book which gently introduces the youngest readers to the dangers of prejudice." — Northern Echo
  • "Children will love the repetitive, rhythmic text and cross-hatched illustrations in muted tones, reminiscent of Where the Wild Things Are. Thought provoking and with a twist at the end, this was a charming story to read aloud." — Child Education Plus
  • "The book would be perfect to read aloud, with a single child or to a class, and could stimulate a useful discussion about stereotypes and prejudice." — Writeaway
  • "A useful book for circle times." — Book Trust

I’m very fond of Sweet Pea and Boogaloo. When I go walking in daisy meadows or blue-bell woods, I imagine them hiding in the jungle of flowers around my feet, whispering and wondering about me.

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