Yup the time is nearly here, to eat the mandatory brussel sprout as Christmas dinner. But, did you ever stop to think how the sprout is feeling? Laugh as you might, but this is actually a rather touching and yes, sometimes amusing story of loneliness and rejection and finding friends and love. When the old, smelly sprout is thrown out into the snow one day, he comes across many rude things …until he finds his true path in life.
This is fast becoming a christmas classic and the doodle like illustrations give the sprout far more charm and personality than I think he deserves.
‘The Smelly Sprout’ by Allan Plenderleith is published by Ravette Publishing