The Lima Bean Monster by Dan Yaccarino

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Is eating your vegetables the only way to save the world?! Sammy hates lima beans despite the fact that he has never eaten a single one in his entire life. He has become a master of finding ways to avoid his lima beans. His latest and greatest scheme is sneaking them out of the house (in his sock!) and burying them in a hole in the ground. When the neighborhood kids hear about it, they quickly join in, adding their unwanted vegetables. One night there is a terrible storm, and a monster is born! A monster made of Sammy's lima beans! Who will save the town? Who will rescue all the HUMAN beans from the rampaging lima bean monster?

About Dan Yaccarino

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Dan Yaccarino has illustrated two dozen books for children, eleven of which he has written. This is the first that he has written and not illustrated. He is currently writing a novel for young adults and is the creator and producer of the animated series, Oswald. He lives with his wife and two children in New York City. Adam McCauley is the author and illustrator of Mr Friend Chicken. He also illustrates the Time Warp Trio series written by Jon Scieszka, including Sam Samurai and See You Later, Gladiator. He lives in Oakland, California, where he works as a freelance illustrator.
Published January 1, 2001 by Walker Childrens. 32 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Nature & Wildlife, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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The monster is about to munch Sammy when the smart lad points out that his science teacher, who is trying to make a fast getaway, would make a bigger and better meal.

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"Soon all the kids in the neighborhood were throwing their brussels sprouts, parsnips, and lima beans down into the hole," along with "ugly birthday sweaters, failed spelling tests, tap shoes and even an accordion."

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