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Tommy T doesn’t like peas. When they show up on his plate, he protests and then sends them flying. One pea sails out the window and moves along a path of adventure that includes stopping a crime, hopping a newspaper and returning back to the boy. Cinda Stevens Lonsway was inspired to write this rhyming story when her older son, then 2 years old decided he no longer wanted peas with his supper. He sent them flying everywhere. A week later, a random pea found its way back home. “Where have you been?” Cinda wondered and a story was born. ​When her kids were young, she read this poem for their preschool and kindergarten classes. She would give each child a green puff ball attached to a string for them to toss around and participate in the pea’s adventure. The first printing of this book was a surprise gift to Cinda from her husband—he scored major points with her for doing so.

Tommy T and the Pea That Got Away W R I T T EN BY CI N DA S T EV ENS L ONSWAY IL LUS T R AT ED BY PE T ER X O   BR IEN  To...
Dedication To Scott for realizing my dream and making it real. To Eric and Ryan for being a constant source of creative in...
A scowl comes across the face of little Tommy T when he sits down for supper and sees potatoes and peas.    I told you bot...
Now Tommy is known to be cunning and able. He sneaks peas to his sister, or to Rex under the table. His trickiest trick ye...
Well   tonight he has had it  With strength from his masses, he flicks the pea aimed at sister   s prescription eyeglasses...
The pea lands on the back of the neighbor   s cat, Caesar, who   s being chased up the tree by Tommy   s Retriever.  6
8  At that very same moment, unknown to anyone in town, that small jewelry store has a heist going down.
As the robbers run out, Mrs. Butterbum runs in. Their great big collision sends her hat for a spin.  The hat breaks into p...