Goodnight, Veggies

HMH. Mar. 2020. 32p. Tr $17.99. ISBN 9781328866837.
Toddler-PreS–The sun has set over a rooftop urban garden, and the tuckered-out veggies are just about ready to go to bed. From a bird’s nest to an underground home, a worm weaves its way through the patch. Each full spread illustration features one or two vegetables, from tomatoes to rhubarb, with a single sentence that describes the anthropomorphized veggies. Appropriately, the original paintings were created with vegetarian acrylics. With a steady path for the eye, the gradual change to predominantly dark colors, and the soothing use of alliteration, this book will lull readers towards the same state as the characters. Even if it should not, they may learn a thing or two about vegetables.
VERDICT For early school age children, this works both as an introductory lesson on different types of vegetables, and as a bedtime story.

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