What do you think a two-legged carrot would taste like? What about a crabby faced apple? Jay makes some surprising discoveries after he plants and cares for a garden with his mother one summer. Jay le
What do you think a two-legged carrot would taste like?
What about a crabby faced apple?
Jay makes some surprising discoveries after he plants and cares for a garden with his mother one summer. Jay learns that naturally grown food can grow to look different than what he is used to buying at the grocery store. He is delighted to discover the hilarious, misshapen fruits and vegetables. To his amazement, they all taste the same, maybe better even! What a waste it would be to throw them out.
It seems foolish that we throw away an absurd amount of food because it looks a little different. When you think about places in the world where they have famines and even the poverty and hunger here at home it doesn't make sense. It seems most adults have become food snobs. Luckily, I know that children are the opposite, they love funny shaped foods.
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is an elementary school teacher who lives with her husband and son, Jay, in Toronto, Ontario. When she is not teaching she enjoys travelling and cooking. She especially enjoys gardening with Jay and finding funny shaped fruits and vegetables!
April dela Noche Milne
is a freelance illustrator born in Montreal and raised in Vancouver. She enjoys drawing, reading, and planning elaborate birthday parties for herself. This is her first children's book. Visit her at www.aprilmilne.com.
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"Assaly's narrative drives home the point: Fresh produce needn't be cosmetically perfect to be nourishing and tasty. . . A diverse family conveys a noteworthy message about food waste and the value of home gardening."
— Kirkus Reviews
"Here's a book that's clever, sweet, and provides some very useful information. . . The message stated throughout, in helpful ways. . . produce is not affected by its looks, and a way to reduce food waste is by using it, even with a few bumps or bruises."
— ALA Booklist