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This illustrated garden of vegetable delights will make children interested in learning about what’s on their plates.
As more and more families focus on local and organic eating, this delightful introduction to common vegetables offers a delectable serving of uncommonly beautiful illustrations and fascinating information. As in his previous book, Flower Power, Olaf Hajek’s wondrously imaginative and detailed illustrations of vegetables are paired with engaging and eye-opening texts. Organized by season, the book tells how each vegetable is grown, how it can be enjoyed on our plates, its health benefits, historical tidbits, and botanical fun facts. From the first spring onion to pumpkins harvested just before the frost, this inviting journey through the growing seasons celebrates the artistic, historical, and culinary bounty that awaits us in the garden and at the table.
About the Author
Olaf Hajek is an award-winning illustrator based in Berlin. His personal work has been exhibited in solo exhibitions in Hamburg, Munich, Berlin, Atlanta, and Cape Town. His commercial work includes campaigns and illustrations for The New York Times, The New Yorker, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, Audubon, Stern, Macy's, Ritz Carlton, Hermés, Swatch, and Bombay Sapphire. He is the author of Flower Power (by Prestel).