"How can a vegetable be 'rude'?" Talia wonders, when she mis-hears her grandmother asking her to gather "root" vegetables for a Rosh Hashanah stew. As Talia digs in the garden, she collects the twisted, ornery carrots and parsnips--the "rude" vegetables that she thinks her grandmother wants--and finds a good home for the rest.
Talia and the Rude Vegetables
Lerner Publishing Group