Avocado Asks: What Am I? by Momoko Abe

Avocado AsksAvocado lives on the fruit and vegetable aisle at the supermarket. Life is nice and simple until one day the nature of his whole existence is thrown in to question by a small child. She points at him and asks her mum whether an avocado is a fruit or a vegetable.

Suddenly Avocado is thrown in to confusion. He doesnt know the answer. How can he not know who he really is? Determined to dscover his true identity, Avocado turns to his friends for help.

First stop is the vegetables, who decide he can’t possibly be one of them because he’s not leafy or crunchy and he has a big stone in his middle like a fruit. So next he visits the fruit, but they say he’s not one of them either. He’s not sweet or juicy and he wouldn’t taste right in a fruit salad.

If he’s not a fruit or a vegetable then where on earth does he fit in? Avocado feels lost and alone until a chance encounter with a tomato helps him see that it doesn’t matter what he is when he is so wonderfully unique and delicious. All he has to be is himself.

This gorgeous book celebrates individuality and is a great way to start a conversation about identity and self acceptance with small children.

(And for those who don’t know the answer, an avocado is technically a single seeded berry – and yes I totally had to Google that!)

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Disclosure: The publisher provided us with a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review

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