|Pages/Publication Date:||40 / 2018|
Do you want to meet Mother Nature? Come into my vegetable garden. Even readers 4 to 8 who don't like veggies (yet) may well be amazed by this meditative look at the earth's bounty. Somewhat Zen in its tone, the poetic text lends human qualities to these plants, so that cabbages wake up and sing, asparagus poke their heads up, and the onion family greets passersby. Known as "the Matisse of Japan," Mayumi Oda uses bright, unexpected colors in her paintings, transforming even the most familiar vegetables.