It is time to plant a vegetable garden!
Best friends Jilli and Jim
must keep the bugs and slugs away.
Then they can march in the Vegetable Parade
at the end of the summer.
But what is that HUGE monster plant
growing in the middle of the garden?
Will it eat their vegetables?
Will it eat Jilli's dog Fiercely?
Will it eat Jilli and Jim?
Can Fiercely save them from the monster plant?
Patricia Reilly Giff
Patricia Reilly Giff is a two-time Newbery Honor Book author and has written more than sixty books for young readers, including her bestselling Polk Street School series. Her perfect pitch for writing stories that kids love comes from her twenty years as a schoolteacher and reading specialist. She lives in Trumbull, Connecticut, with her husband.
Diane Palmisciano is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design and has illustrated over fifty popular books for children. She lives in North Scituate, Rhode Island, where she takes long walks with her dog through the woods and at the beach.
- One dark night at bedtime,
I peeked out the window again.
The monster's plant
It had a big head and long arms.
Then I saw that monster's shadow.
was hiding behind his plant!