Monday, July 23, 2018

Review - Vegetables in Underwear

Vegetables in Underwear
by Jared Chapman
Date: 2015
Publisher: Abrams Appleseed
Reading level: C
Book type: picture book
Pages: 40
Format: e-book
Source: library

A bunch of friendly vegetables wear colorful underwear of all varieties—big, small, clean, dirty, serious, and funny—demonstrating for young ones the silliness and necessity of this item of clothing. The unexpectedness of vegetables in their unmentionables is enough to draw giggles, but the pride with which the “big kid” attire is flaunted in front of the baby carrots in diapers will tickle readers of all ages. With rhyming text that begs to be chanted aloud and art that looks good enough to eat, this vibrant story will encourage preschoolers to celebrate having left those diapers behind!

(synopsis from Goodreads)

This is one of those books where you get exactly what the title says. The text is pretty sparse, but the illustrations are amusing. The potato showing his buttcrack is priceless.

It's not earth-shattering in its profundity, and it probably won't teach anyone anything (unless, for some reason, you need to be told to put clothes on over top of your underwear). As a kid, I probably would've looked at this once and then moved on to something more interesting... but I'm sure there are probably kids out there for whom this could become a favourite.

Premise: 4/5
Meter: n/a
Writing: 4/5
Illustrations: 3/5
Originality: 3/5

Enjoyment: 3/5

Overall: 3.33 out of 5

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