Peas on Earth

Huw Lewis Jones, Ben Sanders

In this bitingly refreshing picture book, Bad Apple faces his greatest challenge yet: festive cheer.

It’s Christmas day and everyone is just so . . . jolly. Granny Smith has kick-started the caroling, and the Cheese family’s merriness is grating to say the least. But it’s the arrival of Pea and his extended family that really puts Bad Apple’s goodwill to the test. It’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas . . . but how long can the Peas last?

Packed with witty wordplay and illustrated with the deadpan drawings of Ben Sanders, Peas on Earth introduces a host of new characters to the Bad Apple universe, including three wise Sprouts, Christmas Carrots, and the Baby Cheeses, just to name a few. Together, they make for a festive lunch you’ll never forget.

Sure to entertain the whole family, Peas on Earth serves up a refreshingly bitter counterbalance to sickly sweet Christmas books, without sacrificing its goodwill message.


Huw Lewis Jones


Huw Lewis Jones is a polar-exploring author and naturalist who is lucky to have met many wolves in the wild. He is associate professor at Falmouth University, teaching natural history, and has written many books, including the Go Wild series and the Bad Apple series of picture books.

Ben Sanders

Illustrated By

Ben Sanders is an award-winning illustrator and book designer based in Ballarat, Australia. His books include the Lento & Fox series, I've an Uncle Ivan, and the Bad Apple series.