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The Talking Vegetables

retold by Won-Ldy Paye and Margaret H. Lippert, illustrated by Julie Paschkis

Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)

A wonderful folktale from the award-winning authors of Mrs. Chicken and the Hungry Crocodile The villagers are planting a garden, but Spider refuses to help. He has plenty of rice to eat, so why should he do all that hard work? Then one day Spider gets tired of plain rice and decides to pick some of the delicious produce. Imagine his surprise when the vegetables start talking!
The talented team that created the award-winning titles Mrs. Chicken and the Hungry Crocodile and Head, Body, Legs join together once again for a laugh-out-loud funny Liberian story. The Talking Vegetables is a 2007 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.

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  • retold by Won-Ldy Paye and Margaret H. Lippert, illustrated by Julie Paschkis

  • Won-Ldy Paye is a storyteller from the Dan people of northeastern Liberia. He now lives in Hartford, Connecticut.
    Margaret H. Lippert is a teacher and storyteller who lives on Mercer Island, Washington.
    Julie Paschkis has illustrated many books for young readers. She lives in Seattle, Washington.
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The Talking Vegetables

retold by Won-Ldy Paye and Margaret H. Lippert, illustrated by Julie Paschkis

Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year
  • Hardcover

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