The Ugly Vegetables

by Grace Lin

Everyone in the neighborhood seems to be planting their spring gardens, none of which... read more

Everyone in the neighborhood seems to be planting their spring gardens, none of which are like the garden planted by the mother of the Chinese-American girl featured in this story. Although she’s originally self- conscious about the differences, come harvest time she is pleasantly surprised by all the attention the neighbors pay the “ugly vegetables” -- her mom’s Chinese vegetable soup is definately a roaring success enjoyed by all the neighbors who have been invited to share it. Based on the author/artist’s own childhood memories, the story concludes with her family recipe for Ugly Vegetable Soup. (Ages 3-6)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 2000

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