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Saturday 14 November 2020

Review: Pea and Nut Go For Gold!

Pea and Nut are back in a sporty new story.

Pea and Nut Go For Gold! is another humourous tale from Matt Stanton starring Pea the panda, a calm and cool character, and Nut the flamingo who is hyperactive and all go, go, go.

It's a case of opposites attract when it's hot and Pea wants to stay in the shade, but Nut wants to have some fun playing around in the pool.

Nut wants to race from one end of the pool to the other, and although Pea isn't particularly interested, they are soon both in the water.

Pea is determined to do her best, despite hiding her physique under a lot of fur.

Nut has a secret though, and his flamingo flippers are much more suited to swimming. Will Pea be able to make a comeback and win the race?

I like the way the use of typeface, and its placement on the page, help to create the sense of movement and activity throughout the story.

This combines with the expressive and colourful cartoon illustrations and perspectives to draw the reader into the middle of the story, and feel as if you're right there with Pea and Nut.

Whether you're cheering for Pea or Nut, or both of them, you will enjoy reading about their antics in the energetic, Pea and Nut Go For Gold!

Title: Pea and Nut Go For Gold!
Author/Illustrator:  Matt Stanton
Publisher: ABC Books, $ 17.99
Publication Date: August 2020
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780733340680
For ages: 3+
Type: Picture Book