Vegetables in Underwear
A bunch of friendly vegetables wear colorful underwear of all varieties - big, small, clean, dirty, serious, and funny - demonstrating the silliness and necessity of our undies. The unexpectedness of vegetables in their unmentionables is enough to draw giggles, but the pride with which this "big kid" attire is flaunted in front of the baby carrots in diapers will tickle readers of all ages. With art that looks good enough to eat, this deliciously vibrant story will encourage preschoolers to celebrate having left those diapers behind! "They're kind of beautifully done by this guy I know Jared Chapman, who's the illustrator. And he just figured out how to put underwear - like little tighty-whities on broccoli. . . Which is so good. Or the potato has underwear that doesn't quite fit, which Jared says is kind of autobiographical. But my favorite is on the actual hardcover, the case. The little pea is just running around throwing his underwear over his head. He's not even wearing it.", Jon Scieszka, interviewed on NPR - All Things Considered
Jared Chapman was born in Louisiana, grew up in Texas, went to college in Georgia, lived in Austin, and now calls the piney woods of northeast Texas his home. He and his young brood prefer silly underwear to serious, and broccoli to celery.