War and Peas, Paperback
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King Lion is sad because it has not rained in his country for too long, and now not ony will nothing grow, but also the land is too hard to dig.

He decides to ask his rich (fat) neighbour for help.

But he is mistaken for a beggar and a robber, and is pursued home by Fat King and his army ...and his supply trucks.

The soldiers in their trucks are so heavy, that hey leave deep ruts in the land, and when it finally rains the land is well prepared for seeds.

It's War, but not as we know it - or should that be Peace? Or even peas?!!


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 32 pages, colour illustrations
  • Publisher: Andersen Press Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Picture books
  • ISBN: 9781842700839



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I liked this book a great deal, and it was useful in my text set. In War and Peas, the great King Lion has run out of food, but his greedy neighbor has extra and won’t share. The two go to war, but eventually, after a clever trick of nature, the war ends and “peas” is restored. This book examines the inequalities that often fuel wars, and the characters are animals, avoiding racial stereotypes.

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