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Giant Veggies

As soon as spring arrives, Grandma Lena begins growing turnips. After diligent weeding, watering, and care, Grandma Lena finds herself with one big ol’ turnip!

One farmer can’t pull this potato out of the ground. But can the farmer, his wive, daughter, dog, cat, and mouse get this spud uncovered?

How many people will it take to pull this enormous turnip out of the ground?

Sometimes it takes the whole family pitching in to get something done. Even the tiniest member can be helpful. In the end all the effort is worth it when you get to eat an enormous turnip.

Moose chooses his largest cabbage to enter into the Giant Cabbage Contest, but he’s going to need some help from his friends!

Papa Joe, Mama Bass, Brother Abel, and Sweet Little Isabelle all have different plans for the one carrot seed they planted. To make the carrot grow Papa rakes leaves, Mama pulls weeds, Brother sprinkles water, and Sweet Little Isabelle sings and dances around the carrot top. Will the carrot grow? Will Sweet Little Isabelle be able to make her carrot puddin’?

When gardener Jack craves carrot soup, he tries to pick his biggest carrot from the ground.

This hilarious retelling of the classic Russian tale about a farmer whose turnip is impossible to pull from the ground uses simple vocabulary and is ideal for reading aloud.