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Veggie Power

Written by Annette Roeder

Illustrated by Olaf Hajek

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Veggie Power Review

Cooking / Food Featured Books for 7+ readers Featured Books for 9+ readers Gardening General Non-Fiction

Take a new look at vegetables with this handsome picture book

A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month March 2021

Filled with curious and intriguing illustrations and with an original text filled with unusual and fascinating facts, this handsome, large format picture book takes a completely new look at vegetables. Accompanying each vegetable, or sometimes a pair of vegetables as with a carrot and a parsnip which are similar although they are described as ‘an odd couple’, there is an elegant text telling something of the history of how each one comes to be on our tables, something of how each one grows and something about the traditions about how we eat them. The delights in this book are perfect for sharing for all ages.

Julia Eccleshare M.B.E

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Julia Eccleshare's Picks for March 2021

Veggie Power by Annette Roeder & Olaf Hajek

The Day the Screens went Blank by Danny Wallace

Shades of Scarlet by Anne Fine

Storm Keepers' Battle by Catherine Doyle

A Way with Wild Things by Larissa Theule

One in a Hundred Thousand by Linni Ingemundsen

A Moon Boy Loves My Best Friend by Rebecca Patterson

Mr Benn's Big Game by David McKee

Rabunzel by Gareth P Jones & Loretta Schauer

Veggie Power Synopsis

As in his hugely popular previous book, Flower Power, Olaf Hajek's wondrously imaginative and detailed portraits are paired with engaging and eye-opening texts.

The book shows how each vegetable appears in its natural soil habitat, and how it might be eaten today. Health benefits, historical tidbits, and botanical oddities are seamlessly woven into each spread.

From the first spring onion, to pumpkins harvested just before the frost, this inviting journey through the growing season celebrates the artistic, historical, and culinary bounty that awaits us in the garden and at the table.

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ISBN: 9783791374789
Publication date: 04/03/2021
Publisher: Prestel
Format: Hardback

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ISBN: 9783791374789
Publication date: 4th March 2021
Author: Annette Roeder
Illustrator: Olaf Hajek
Publisher: Prestel
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 40 pages
Suitable for: 7+ readers, 9+ readers
Genres: Cooking / Food, Gardening, General Non-Fiction
Recommendations: Julia Eccleshare's Picks
Collections: 85 Great Non-Fiction Books,

About Annette Roeder

OLAF HAJEK is an award-winning illustrator based in Berlin, Germany. His personal work has been exhibited in solo exhibitions in Hamburg, Munich, Berlin, Atlanta and Cape Town. His commercial work includes campaigns and illustrations for The New York Times, The New Yorker, the Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, Audubon, Stern, Macy's, Ritz Carlton, Herme s, Swatch, and Bombay Sapphire. His previous book, Flower Power, was published by Prestel in Spring 2020. ANNETTE ROEDER, architect and mother of three children, is the successful illustrator and author of numerous children's books. She has been writing art and architecture books for children, picture ...

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