The Gigantic Turnip
written by Aleksei Tolstoy
illustrated by Niamh Sharkey
Barefoot Books | ISBN 9781905236589
Paperback – 40 pages
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This hilarious retelling of the classic Russian tale about a farmer whose turnip is impossible to pull from the ground uses simple vocabulary and is ideal for reading aloud. Its cumulative theme will soon have young readers gleefully joining in, and Irish artist Niamh Sharkey's wonderfully quirky illustrations will delight and fascinate all ages.