Saturday, June 16, 2012

Oh No, Monster Tomato by Jim Helmore and Karen Wall

A new AND fast favorite at our house!  As in....I picked it up today from library and had to read it a row.  You can tell from the cover why it is such a fast favorite.  Excitement.  Suspense.  Action.  The Great Grislygust Grow-off is coming up and Marvin has hopes set on winning with his tomatoes.  Marvin's siblings though are convinced he does not stand a chance against their pumpkins and beans.  But Marvin's tomatoes are not your average tomatoes.  Soon the MONSTER tomato plant is beaming tomatoes at his brother and sister and continuing to grow.  When the grow-off judges show up, the plant starts hurling tomatoes at them.  Marvin is certain that his winning plans are ruined.  Hilarious book that kids will immediately fall head over heels for.  

Text:  5 Buckeye leaves
Illustrations:  5 Buckeye leaves (Just look at the facial expressions above!)

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