Review By JACQUELINE BODNAR
Vegetable Friends by Tony Lawlor and Bruce Kociemba is an older book, but still widely available for used purchase. It is a great book for vegetarian kids since its focus is to introduce certain vegetables to young children.
The author takes a fun, rhyming approach to explaining how potatoes, corn, mushrooms, tomatoes, broccoli, and celery are all grown and their many varied uses. Kids love the way the story flows and the personality that each vegetable takes on. There is, however,one reference that vegetarian parents may not approve of, in which the author states that farm animals love corn.
If you can get your hands on a used copy of this veggie–friendly book, you will not be disappointed. Chances are, you will enjoy reading the book every bit as much as the kids do!
Tony Lawlor // Mar 13, 2010 at 1:28 am
Just wanted to say thank you for your nice review.
Author of the Vegetable Friends
Jacqueline Bodnar // Mar 13, 2010 at 2:51 pm
My pleasure, Tony! It’s one of our favorites in this house. Thank you for reading the review and taking the time to comment.
Jeff Kociemba // Mar 27, 2016 at 9:51 am
I’m glad to see you and your children enjoyed the book as much as I did when I was a young boy with my dad, Bruce Kociemba (author of Vegetable Friends) There are stuffed character toys that go with the book if you keep your eye out!