Sunday, October 02, 2005

Cabbages and Kings

a picture book by Elizabeth Seabrook, paintings by Jamie Wyeth

On the first day of spring in Farmer John's garden, a young asparagus stalk (who calls himself Albert) pokes thorugh the ground. He notices his new neighbor, a cabbage named Herman.

Neither is sure what to make of the other, yet despite their doubts and differences, they become fast-growing friends. Together, the endure the fears of being picked (by the farmer's wife) and eaten (by the mischievious rabbit that stalks the garden). But most of all, they enjoy the pleasure of each other's company.

Cabbages and Kings is a fresh, charming story about a friendship happening when least expected. The beautiful paintings by Jamie Wyeth bring this delightful story to its full bloom.

This picture book teaches about friendship. It educates, too, on how vegetables grow.

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