The Battle Of The Vegetables by Matthieu SylvanderThe Battle Of The Vegetables by Matthieu Sylvander

The Battle Of The Vegetables

byMatthieu SylvanderIllustratorPerceval Barrier

Hardcover | February 2, 2016

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Leeks who believe a cow is one of Santa's reindeer, carrots who accept an invitation to a party given by rabbits, and a leek and carrot couple whose romance precipitates total vegetable warfare are the hapless protagonists in these satiric, snarky stories. Brief text and wildly funny drawings expertly convey the quirky, madcap humor of author and artist.
The author Matthieu Sylvander and the illustrator Perceval Barrier make their U.S. debut with this book. Their previous books were published in France. In Dr. Sylvander's day job, he is a seismologist. Mr. Barrier is a full-time artist.
Title:The Battle Of The VegetablesFormat:HardcoverDimensions:48 pages, 8.5 × 6.75 × 0.42 inPublished:February 2, 2016Publisher:Houghton Mifflin HarcourtLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0544359429

ISBN - 13:9780544359420


Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal's Fuse#8 Best of 2016 It's terrific nonsense, and young audiences will particularly appreciate the comeuppance of the arrogant carrots. The illustrations get a lot done with few lines-there is a remarkable range of expressions on the produce." -Bulletin "When readers tire of comforting bedtime tales, they can revel in this trio of darkly funny vegetable comics from a French team making their U.S. debut." -Publishers Weekly "The translation offers children both rich vocabulary and Gallic humor: "Bats. Right. An anguished murmur passes among the carrots." Barrier's ink drawings employ energetic, humorous line that recalls James Marshall in its ability to express broad emotion in just a few strokes? Delicious, nutritious absurdity." -Kirkus "