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How Martha Saved Her Parents from Green Beans

David LaRochelle, Mark Fearing (Illustrator)


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Martha HATES green beans. When some mean, green bandits stroll into town, anyone who ever said "Eat your green beans" is in big trouble. But when the beans kidnap Martha's parents, Martha is forced to take action. She can think of only one way to stop the villainous veggies from taking over her town, and it’s not pretty...or tasty. Featuring absurdly funny text and illustrations with attitude, this is a hilarious read for everyone – even the pickiest of eaters.

Praise For How Martha Saved Her Parents from Green Beans

"With a wacky premise and a perfect tone, this saga is sure to please vegetable haters everywhere." - School Library Journal

"Despicably delightful. The expressions on Martha’s dog’s face, alone, are worth the read." - Library Media Connection

"LaRochelle's text is both picturesque and succinct, a tasty treat to read aloud." - Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

"Dramatically comic illustrations rely on bold colors as well as exaggerated gestures and facial expressions to heighten the absurd...a must for picky eaters." - Kirkus Reviews

Dial Books, 9780803737662, 32pp.

Publication Date: April 18, 2013

About the Author

David LaRochelle has written or illustrated over twenty-five books, including picture books, puzzle books, craft books, and a book for young adults.

Mark Fearing's animated shorts have been seen on a variety of TV stations and film festivals. He has illustrated several books for children and considers himself barely an adult. He currently works across mediums and love to tell stories with words and pictures.