All about the Time to Read book pack 2020: The Runaway Pea

An exciting story to read together, with lots of playful words in a lovely rhyming text, we all loved The Runaway Pea.

The Runaway Pea

Over 740,000 copies of Kjartan Poskitt and Alex Willmore's hilarious picture book were given out to reception children during the 2020 Autumn term.

Children loved The Runaway Pea, a fantastic story about a little pea that does NOT want to be eaten, thank you very much. It’s not time for tea; it’s time for adventure!

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Check out all the videos from the 2020 Time to Read stories week


On Monday we kicked things off with a reading from Kjartan Poskitt the author of this year’s Time to Read book The Runaway Pea!


On Tuesday we held a draw along with Alex Willmore the illustrator of this year’s Time to Read book The Runaway Pea!


We danced in to Wednesday with an amazing musical reading of 1,2,3, Do the Dinosaur with Michelle Robinson.


We had a hilarious Thursday with this side splitting reading of Egg with Paul Linnet and Sue Hendra.


We got inspired on Friday with a hairtastic reading of My Hair with Hannah Lee.


We learned How to be a Lion on Saturday with Ed Vere.


We had an adventurous Sunday with Oof Makes an Ouch from Duncan Beedie.