Let me introduce you to the work of Momoke Abe. She is the author and illustrator of this brilliant book and friends it’s her debut book! The book is published by Orchard books.
The underlying message of this book is an important one and the way in which it is presented is fun and engaging.
Avocado is doing just fine, sitting pretty in a supermarket until a young girl asks a question which gets this cute avocado in a bit of a flurry. Where exactly does this avocado fit? Is it a type of fruit? A vegetable? A fish? Or maybe an egg?
Finding it difficult to come up with an answer and with every foody item not being very welcoming, Avocado is left feeling sad.
Everything changes though when Tomato befriends Avocado and explains just being yourself is enough. Tomato can empathise with Avocado, is a tomato a fruit or a vegetable? But Tomato shows how brilliant Avocado is and so versatile.
I love the food puns, the humour, the brilliant illustrations, you can see it’s a book that appeals to young and older. Also, this could be a wonderful way to introduce little ones to a new food, perhaps even tempt them to try. It is so versatile after all. But most of all it’s a great book to share with young ones, for them to hear that it’s ok to do your thing, be happy in your skin (pun intended) and try to understand it’s not about fitting in but that being you is the ultimate unique.
Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publisher. All words and opinions are my own. This post contains affiliate links.