Zombies Don't Eat Veggies by Megan Lacera and Jorge Lacera
Mo Romero is a zombie who loves nothing more than growing, cooking, and eating vegetables. Tomatoes? Tantalizing. Peppers? Pure perfection! The problem? Mo's parents insist that their niño eat only zombie cuisine, like arm-panadas and finger foods. They tell Mo over and over that zombies don't eat veggies. But Mo can't imagine a lifetime of just eating zombie food and giving up his veggies. As he questions his own zombie identity, Mo tries his best to convince his parents to give peas a chance.
Super duo Megan and Jorge Lacera make their picture-book debut with this sweet story about family, self-discovery, and the power of acceptance. It's a delectable tale that zombie and nonzombie fans alike will devour.
- Craving - to have a strong want for something
- Devour(ed) - to eat hungrily or quickly
- Cuisine - food cooked in a certain way
- Fruitless - to get nothing in return
- Savor - to taste good food or drink and enjoy it completely
- Self-aware - knowing what you are like in your interests, feelings, and actions
- Adaptable - to defend or protect your own needs or interests
- Take some time to write in your journal about the things you like and don't like. Then, write about a time when you had to "stand up for yourself".
- Mo was a zombie who loved vegetables, so he was self-aware or his differences. He had to advocate for himself to his parents, who only ate meat.
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