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Battle of the Vegetables

Matthieu Sylvander | Illustrated by Percival Barrier | Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Books for Young Readers | Feb 2016

These 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.