The Book That Made Me: Philip Reeve 16/10/19
I Don't Want to be a Pea!
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Friends Hugo the hippo and Bella the bird are excited about going to the Fairytale Fancy Dress Party together. The only problem is, they can't decide on a costume...
Hugo wants to go as the Princess and the Pea, with himself dressing up as the princess and Bella being the pea. But Bella doesn't want to be a pea - she would rather be a mermaid, with Hugo as a big, grey rock. There are more disagreements ahead, but ultimately Hugo and Bella realise that the most important thing is that they go to the party together.
With a witty text by Ann Bonwill and bold, characterful illustrations by Simon Rickerty, this quirky and distinctive story of the importance of friendship will delight young readers.