Is an avocado a fruit or a vegetable? They didn’t really care until a child in the grocery store asks that question one day. Needing an answer to where they belong, Avocado embarks on a quest around the super market to discover who they really are. Avocado can’t find where they fit in, until they meet Tomato. Tomato teaches Avocado to be proud of who they are, and embrace all of their positive qualities. After all, it’s not called “avocado toast” for nothing!
-Clare— From Clare's Recs
A deliciously funny book about identity and being confident in your own skin—featuring the world's most popular superfood, the avocado!
Avocado is feeling just fine in the produce section 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! Soon, avocado is in the midst of a full-on identity crisis.
Children will laugh along as Avocado hunts for answers in each aisle of the grocery store, chatting with fish, cans of beans, sausages, and finally a tomato, who confides to Avocado that he doesn't know what HE is either, adding "And. I. Don't. Care." With cool, vivid artwork and a funny twist on every page, here is a story that celebrates individuality and fluidity, letting children know they are perfect just as they are and however they choose to express themselves.
About the Author
MOMOKO ABE was born in Japan and has been drawing ever since she can remember. At age twenty, she moved to England to study filmmaking, and still works there in the TV and film industry. Avocado Asks is her debut picture book. See more of her work at momokoabe.com and follow her on Instagram at @momokodoodles.
"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
"A tale that will entertain young readers for its witty wordplay. . . . This amusing book will tickle ribs and provoke thought in equal measure. . . . 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