Avocado Baby

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Red Fox, 1994 - Avocado - 32 pages
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The Hargraves, a kind but scrawny family, want their new baby to grow up big and strong. But the tiny tyke will hardly eat a thing. One day, Mrs. Hargraves finds an avocado in the fruit bowl, and the infant gobbles it up. But then, the strangest things begin to happen as the baby develops superhuman strength. Just the book for picky eaters.

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User Review  - aalkurd - LibraryThing

My son is perfectly portrayed by this baby. He had the same exact problem. However, the only exception was the fact that my baby only nursed and NOTHING else. If I were in the mother's position, I ... Read full review

AVOCADO BABY

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

A scant 350 words tell matter-of-factly about the Hargraves baby, who is born into a very weak family but grows superstrong once its mother begins feeding it mashed avocado. One night it chases away a ... Read full review

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About the author (1994)

John Burningham is one of the most prestigious and well-loved illustrators working in the children's book field today. Trained at the Central School of Art, his first picture book, Borka, was published in 1963. He has won the Kate Greenaway Award twice for Borka and Mr Gumpy's Outing, and has enjoyed a distinguished career spanning over 45 years.

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