Herbert Peabody is an illustrated children’s book series, suitable for ages four to nine years, that focuses on reconnecting kids with where their food comes from.
Herbert Peabody and His Extraordinary Vegetable Patch is the first book in the series.
Herbert Peabody is a farmer who grows fruit and vegetables in his big, big vegetable patch at Mulberry Tree Farm. When his niece Clementine and nephew Digby come to stay for the school holidays, Herbie can’t understand why they know so little about vegetables.
But there’s a bigger problem: Theo Knead-a-lot’s famous bakery is under threat and he needs Herbie’s help. Can Herbie teach Clementine and Digby about the importance of vegetables? And with some hard work and a little bit of magic, can they make something extraordinary happen?
Young readers will enjoy sharing Herbie’s first adventure of mystery, tension and triumph in the veggie patch and learn some important lessons along the way for themselves.
“… a beautiful illustrated story that gives children an understanding of where their food comes from.” Australian House & Garden
“Being a small-time farmer herself, Bianca C Ross knows about the ins and outs of growing food, just like her vegetable-growing character Herbert Peabody. This book taps into the educate-kids-about-where-food-comes-from drive.” The Age
- Hardback with jacket and ribbon bookmark
- A5 size with colour and line illustrations
- 12 chapters, 120 pages