Story for kids about carrots, beetroot and radish
When Toby came back to the house, Lady Pumpkin said: ‘It's time for us to go to the root vegetables' meeting.'
‘What are root veg? Why do I need to go to a meeting?' the boy said in surprise.
‘Radishes, turnips, beetroot and carrots are all called root vegetables, because they have thick, edible roots. You'll recognise everyone,' Lady Pumpkin explained.
Toby nodded and followed Lady Pumpkin out of the room. They went down some sort of underground tunnel and a few moments later ended up in a huge, dimly lit hall. There were vegetables sitting on black, spongy sofas along the wall.
‘It's dark in here, and the sofas are like little vegetable patches,' Toby shivered.
‘Root vegetables live in darkness underneath the ground. And instead of sofas they really do have little vegetable patches: there's nothing more comfortable than mother earth,' Lady Pumpkin said, and took Toby over to an orange woman with a magnificent green ponytail.
‘I am Senora Carrot! Sit down beside me, young man. I hope we have already met?' the lady asked.
‘Yes, mum always gave me carrots. She told me carrots have a lot of carotene which gives you vitamins to help you grow. But for some reason, I haven't grown much,' Toby replied.
‘Your mum's right. However, carrots can only be digested along with fat. That's why you need to add butter or cream to them,' Senora Carrot explained.
‘Dear root vegetables, you know Toby, and he already knows a lot of you. Introduce yourselves and tell us a bit about what's troubling you,' Lady Pumpkin said, opening up the meeting.
First to step forward was a fat vegetable with green hair, wearing a black suit. ‘Do you recognise me, Toby?' he asked.
‘You look like a black radish,' the boy replied. ‘When I have a cough, mum cuts out the middle of a radish and pours in a spoonful of honey. This makes a kind of medicine which gets rid of the cough.'
‘Well done Toby! Did you know that radishes cure thirty other illnesses as well? The radish was the most important vegetable among ancient Greeks, and Japanese people can't imagine lunch without it. Their radishes are tender, and as tasty as cabbages. Radishes one meter long grow in Japan, they salt and pickle them, like cabbage. I would like to tell you a legend… more >> ...
Vegetable Root Meeting: Funny story for kids.
... This was the fragment from the story on vegetables for kisd: 'The Root Vegetables' Meeting'. The complete story with creative tasks and healthy recipes, you will find in the book 'WORLD OF VEGETABLES'.
IN "THE WORLD OF VEGETABLES" each story for kids on healthy food is delivered in an entertaining fairytale representational form and narrates about a particular vegetable, its importance in daily diet, its values. Each story for kids about vegetables concludes with healthy recipies. More about this book for kids >>