'When he was born, Little Pea was tiny. Teeny-tiny.' His clothes were hand sewn by his mother and his shoes were hand-me-down doll shoes. As he grew older, Little Pea enjoyed climbing tomato plants, driving around in his wind-up car and riding on the backs of grasshoppers. But then Little Pea started school. And he suddenly realised just how small he was. Too small for his chair. Too small to play the flute. Too small for gym class. What would become of wee Little Pea?
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Davide Cali has published more than 40 books, including When an Elephant Falls in Love , A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to School . . . , and I Didn't Do My Homework Because . . . , which has been translated into 21 languages. He lives in France and Italy.
Anna Pirolli is an illustrator living in Milan,