Monday, March 30, 2015

Vegetables in Underwear by Jared Chapman - ESSENTIAL

Chapman, Jared, Vegetables in Underwear, PICTURE BOOK. Abrams Appleseed. 2015.$14.95

Apparently, vegetables wear underwear. In fact, there are big underwear, little underwear, dirty underwear, clean underwear, serious underwear, and funny underwear. Broccoli wears underwear and so do all his friends. Onion, celery, eggplant, corn, potato…everyone! But the one thing that Broccoli wants you to remember about underwear, you must remember to put your clothes on top.

This is one of the books that you say, “Of course! Vegetable in underwear! Where has this book been all my life?” The pictures in this book are simply hilarious. If you can’t enjoy a book full of vegetables running around in a variety of underwear, there’s something wrong. My toddler gets such a kick out of this book. Although she’s still in diapers, she loves when the broccoli snootily reminds the babies that they wear diapers NOT underwear. Baby Corn, Baby Beet, and Baby Carrot cry at the injustice as broccoli walks away saying, “Sorry, babies,” and she just cracks up! This is going to be a great book as we transition to potty training and underwear, and it has taken vegetable eating to a whole new, and somewhat odd, level.

Pre-K --- ESSENTIAL Reviewer: Rebecca H.

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