Short tales in graphic novel format describe three adventures in the vegetable garden, none of which ends happily—but all of which are wickedly funny.
Leeks who believe a cow is one of Santa’s reindeer, carrots who accept an invitation to a party given by rabbits, and a leek and carrot couple whose romance precipitates total vegetable warfare are the hapless protagonists in these satiric, snarky stories. Brief text and wildly funny drawings expertly convey the quirky, madcap humor of author and artist.
School Library Journal’s Fuse#8 Best of 2016
"It’s terrific nonsense, and young audiences will particularly appreciate the comeuppance of the arrogant carrots. The illustrations get a lot done with few lines—there is a remarkable range of expressions on the produce."
"When readers tire of comforting bedtime tales, they can revel in this trio of darkly funny vegetable comics from a French team making their U.S. debut."
"The translation offers children both rich vocabulary and Gallic humor: "Bats. Right. An anguished murmur passes among the carrots." Barrier's ink drawings employ energetic, humorous line that recalls James Marshall in its ability to express broad emotion in just a few strokes... Delicious, nutritious absurdity."
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