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Fruit Bowl

Mark Hoffmann


List Price: 17.99*
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Who belongs in the fruit bowl? Apples, check. Blueberries, check. Tomato, che-- Wait, what?! Tomato wants to join the other fruits, but does he belong? The perfect mix of botany and a bunch of bananas!

All the fruit are in the bowl. There's Apple and Orange. Strawberry and Peach. Plum and Pear. And, of course, Tomato.

Now wait just a minute! Tomatoes aren't fruit! Or are they?

Using sly science (and some wisdom from a wise old raisin), Tomato proves all the fruit wrong and shows that he belongs in the bowl just as much as the next blueberry! And he's bringing some unexpected friends too!

"A fun, brain-teasing food literacy lesson that's a cornucopia of produce and wordplay."--Publishers Weekly, starred review

"An a-peel-ing addition."--School Library Journal

Praise For Fruit Bowl

"In his first foray as writer and illustrator, Hoffmann (illustrator of You Can Read) offers a fun, brain-teasing food literacy lesson that’s a cornucopia of produce and wordplay."—Publishers Weekly, starred review

"An a-peel-ing addition."--School Library Journal 

Knopf Books for Young Readers, 9781524719913, 40pp.

Publication Date: June 12, 2018

About the Author

Mark Hoffmann is an editorial and children's book illustrator and fine artist. He is currently a professor at Montserrat College of Art in the illustration department. He lives with his family outside of Boston. Visit him at