The Battle of the Vegetables (Hardcover)

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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.

About the Author

Matthieu Sylvander is the author of eight picture books published in France. The Battle of the Vegetables is his first USA publication. At his day job, he is a seismologist.

Perceval Barrier has illustrated four picture books published in France. The Battle of the Vegetables is his first USA publication.

Praise For…

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."
—Publishers Weekly

"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."
Product Details
ISBN: 9780544359420
ISBN-10: 0544359429
Publisher: Clarion Books
Publication Date: February 2nd, 2016
Pages: 48
Language: English