Vegetables in Underwear by Jared Chapman. Abrams, 2015. 9781419714641.
I grabbed this book based on the adorable broccoli stalk on the cover — it’s putting on red underpants! The book just kept piling on the charm, adding a variety of vegetables, drawn in a way that reminded me of Ed Emberley’s thumbprint art, dressed in a variety of underwear: old, new, big, little, dirty, and clean.
My library has a new way of categorizing picture books, this one was in the Life Issues section because there’s an important message about how only big kids get to wear underwear while little babies wear diapers. This book is a hilarious way to welcome someone into the brotherhood and sisterhood of underwear wearing, but it can be enjoyed by even the most seasoned underpants-sporters.