by Ruth Krauss and Crockett Johnson, 1945
WHAT DOES THIS BOOK TEACH? It teaches children EMPOWERMENT and INDEPENDENCE.
WHAT ELSE? It teaches them not to listen to their parents.
And then one day a carrot came up just as the little boy had known it would. . .
NOTE to aspiring illustrators: Mr. Johnson proves one can have longevity in a field even if one can draw only one child.
ALSO: How to Make an Earthquake. Wonderful tricks with peanuts and on grown-ups. Click on the excerpt below.