CARROT AND PEA: AN UNLIKELY FRIENDSHIP
Publisher:HMH (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
Publication Date:April 4, 2017
2017 Nomination (not yet selected):Lee is a pea, and all his friends are peas, everyone except Colin. Colin is a carrot. He can't do all the same things as peas, but he can do other awesome things. The text and illustrations are sparse but humorous. Each picture is actually a collage composed of recycled plastic bags. While embracing differences is a common theme in picture books, I think the author's humor and illustrations make this one unique and thought-provoking. (M. Crews).