Avocado Asks: What Am I?
Orchard Books (April 2020)
“a delightful, boldly graphic wander down the supermarket aisles” – The Guardian
“This is a sweet, funny debut picture book about difference, with clever use of dialogue, but it’s the illustrations that make it truly exceptional.” – Irish Independent
“A delightful tale to help readers figure out where they belong, and, if a wise tomato is any indication, why that question may not even matter.” – School Library Journal
“What begins as a real pickle ends up as a charmingly fruitful journey.” – Kirkus
“A smorgasbord of food puns makes this whimsical romp through the grocery store a true treat. . . . A celebration of nonconformity.”—Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books
Avocado is feeling just fine in the fruit and veg aisle at the supermarket – until a young customer asks a difficult question: “Is an avocado a fruit or a vegetable?”
Avocado doesn’t know the answer either – and the question won’t seem to go away!
A brilliantly funny book about identity and being confident in your own skin – featuring the world’s most popular superfood!
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Also, available in Japanese.
Check out these Avocado Asks Activity Sheets!
English 4-11 Picture Book Awards 2021 – shortlisted
Iris Award 2021 – shortlisted for the Picture Books category
Spark! Kingston & Richmond Children’s Book Awards 2021 – the Ages 4-7 category winner