cover image Vegetables in Holiday Underwear

Vegetables in Holiday Underwear

Jared Chapman. Appleseed, $14.99 (40p) ISBN 978-1-4197-3654-4

The friendly characters who first appeared in Vegetables in Underwear are ready for the holidays: “I’ve been waiting all year long... for holiday underwear season!” announces an adorable green pea. What follows is an accounting of underpants. After a Christmas meal, a smiling potato is seen dressed in “stretchy underwear” while a worried-looking carrot’s underwear is “tight.” A radish, standing at a window beside a lit menorah, wears “inside underwear,” while a cob of corn tangled up in Christmas string lights wears a long, red pair of “outside underwear.” A turnip takes it to another level, sporting a holly wreath as underpants (“underwear that’s... uh... unique”). Chapman’s formula is tried and true; the bright, immediate graphics provide a refreshingly silly holiday-time diversion, along with a lesson about opposites. Ages 3–7. [em](Oct.) [/em]