“How can a vegetable be ‘rude’?” Talia wonders, when she mis-hears her grandmother asking her to gather “root” vegetables for a Rosh Hashanah stew. As Talia digs in the garden, she collects the twisted, ornery carrots and parsnipsthe “rude” vegetables that she thinks her grandmother wantsand finds a good home for the rest.
About the Author
Linda Elovitz Marshall has, in addition to writing and farming, taught early childhood and parenting education, and owned a bookstore. She is the author of Talia and the Rude Vegetables and Talia and the Very YUM Kippur.
Francesca Assirelli studied painting at the Accademia delle Belle Arti in Naples. She has illustrated many Italian, French, and English children's books. She loves children, and spends hours playing with her enormous dog, Artu.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Highly recommended for children. Even though the story occurs on Rosh Hashana, it has some valuable lessons for any time of year. Very clever writing with illustrations to match.