Martha HATES green beans. When some mean, green bandits stroll into town, anyone who ever said "Eat your green beans" is in big trouble. But when the beans kidnap Martha's parents, Martha is forced to take action. She can think of only one way to stop the villainous veggies from taking over her town, and it’s not pretty...or tasty. Featuring absurdly funny text and illustrations with attitude, this is a hilarious read for everyone – even the pickiest of eaters.
About the Author
David LaRochelle has written or illustrated over twenty-five books, including picture books, puzzle books, craft books, and a book for young adults.
Mark Fearing's animated shorts have been seen on a variety of TV stations and film festivals. He has illustrated several books for children and considers himself barely an adult. He currently works across mediums and love to tell stories with words and pictures.
What People are Saying About This
"With a wacky premise and a perfect tone, this saga is sure to please vegetable haters everywhere." - School Library Journal
"Despicably delightful. The expressions on Martha’s dog’s face, alone, are worth the read." - Library Media Connection
"LaRochelle's text is both picturesque and succinct, a tasty treat to read aloud." - Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
"Dramatically comic illustrations rely on bold colors as well as exaggerated gestures and facial expressions to heighten the absurd...a must for picky eaters." - Kirkus Reviews
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Once again the title of this book hooked me! I for one have always liked vegetables, but there is something about the idea of desperado green beans facing down a little girl who can’t stand the sight of vegetables that is very funny to me. Mark Fearing’s illustrations go with David LaRochelle’s story very well. I love the image of the green bean bad guys! I think it is a great story that may be able to get a picky eater to fight off some evil vegetables by eating them. It is also a cute story with a girl heroine who has to save her parents and does so very creatively! *NOTE* I got a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review
My grandson, age 4, thoroughly enjoyed this book. He is still talking about the mean green beans and loves to eat them. Cleverly written with good illustrations.
What a fun story to read to my granddaughters! The story has just enough drama to keep it exciting, just enough humor to keep it light and silly and plenty of plot twists to keep everyone's attention until the end. The illustrations are also amazing. Great book, well done, you can't go wrong with this one!!!