Tuesday, June 4, 2013

How Martha Saved her Parents from Green Beans by David LaRochelle illustrated by Mark Fearling

  "'Green beans are good for you. Green beans will make you big and strong.' Martha doesn't believe what her parents tell her. And nothing will ever --EVER -- make her eat them.
But when some beady-eyed, boot stomping beans burst into town and start causing trouble, Martha knows she has to take action against this gang of outlaws, cutthroats and desperadoes She can think only of one way to stop the villainous veggies, and it's not pretty. . . or tasty." (book jacket)

This book is adorable! Like Martha, there are some vegetables that I just refuse to eat and while green beans are not one of those, I love what happens in this book. The whole story line is great and maybe it will motivate kids to at least try to eat their hated veggies. . . if only to keep them from kidnapping their parents.