“Delicious!” —Kirkus Reviews
A vibrant and deliciously amusing mystery set in India about food and gardening, anticipation, and generosity. From award-winning author Kashmira Sheth and illustrator Jeffrey Ebbeler.
Every morning, Jiva works in his garden until the sun turns as red as a bride’s sari. He plants peas and beans, potatoes and tomatoes, eggplants and okra in his vegetable patch. While his friend Ruvji admires his plants Jiva sings,
“Plump peas, sweet peas,
Peas to munch, peas to crunch
I want a feast of peas for lunch!”
But each time Jiva is ready to pick the peas for his feast, they’re already gone. He tries making a scarecrow and a fence, but it’s no use. Who might have taken them this time?
From award-winning author Kashmira Sheth and illustrator Jeffrey Ebbeler (Tiger in My Soup) comes this original story set in India, featuring a deliciously amusing mystery about gardening, anticipation, hard work, and generosity.