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Coco the Carrot: 10/07/11
Coco the Carrot by Steven Salerno was one of Harriet's more unusual but delightful finds at the library. Coco is a carrot with an eye for fashion. She escapes the refrigerator and decides to set out for Paris to accomplish her dream of becoming a hat designer.
Along the way Coco runs into trouble, including becoming a cast away. It's here that she hones her craft, working with whatever is available and making a name for herself from her tiny island in the middle of the ocean.
As a read-aloud book, it's a hard one. It's long with lots words. My daughter though had the patience to sit through the entire book. I think now that's getting better at reading, it will become a favorite of hers to re-read.