'Harry Loves Veggies' Teaches Children They Can, Too

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Harry, the lovable canine hero of author (and farmer) Laura Baldwin's new children's series, 'Harry Loves Veggies,' is leading the fight on childhood obesity one bite at a time. Baldwin has just completed the next two books in the series, 'Harry Loves Greens' and 'Harry Loves Turnips (Not).' She's just in time to plant the seeds this spring that children can love their veggies––after all, Harry does!

'Harry Loves Greens,' by Laura Baldwin, Published by Light Messages

This is a series that will have children and the young at heart saying "Harry loves veggies and I love Harry. Please pass the carrots…and the greens…and the turnips, too."

Harry, the lovable canine hero of author (and farmer) Laura Baldwin's new children's series, 'Harry Loves Veggies,' is leading the fight on childhood obesity one bite at a time. Baldwin has just completed the next two books in the series, 'Harry Loves Greens' and 'Harry Loves Turnips (Not).' She's just in time to plant the seeds this spring that children can love their veggies––after all, Harry does!

In each beautifully illustrated book of the series, Harry takes children on a playful, colorful journey throughout the garden.

"He loves his kale and he loves his spinach. He loves his salad with carrots in it. You see, Harry has always been keen to eat anything scrumptious and green."
-From Harry Loves Greens, by Laura Baldwin

While fun and engaging, the 'Harry Loves Veggies' series has a much deeper purpose: to combat childhood obesity and teach children from an early age that making healthy choices is not only the right thing to do, but it can also be fun.

This is a series that will have children and the young at heart saying "Harry loves veggies and I love Harry. Please pass the carrots…and the greens…and the turnips, too."

Laura has dedicated her life to sowing health one vegetable at a time, also running In The Koop, a seed company specializing in colorful, heirloom vegetable seeds. The pride and joy of In The Koop is its child-friendly project, The Giggling Garden, which features heirloom vegetables with names like Cosmic Purple Carrots, Green Zebra Tomatoes and Dinosaur Kale.

Laura lives in Hillsborough, NC, in a renovated barn with her dog, Harry, husband Tim and a yard full of animals in their very own Giggling Garden. Harry can usually be found in the garden, munching on the veggie du jour whenever he has a chance. He is the real-life inspiration for this enchanting children's series.

While Harry's message is clear to children, the book's whimsical illustrations by Andy Marlette engage children's interest and show them that vegetables in all their wild shapes, textures, and colors are both fun and tasty.

Andy Marlette is a Florida-born editorial cartoonist and illustrator for the Pensacola News Journal. He is a practitioner of the noble Marlette tradition of cartooning, as taught to him by his uncle and Pulitzer Prize winning cartoonist, Doug Marlette.

'Harry Loves Greens' and 'Harry Loves Turnips (Not)' are the latest installments in the evolving "Harry Loves Veggies" story. The series is available for purchase from the publisher LightMessages.com, Amazon.com and other major book sellers.

To get in touch with Harry and Laura, or to start your own carrot-loving adventure, please visit http://www.inthekoop.com or email harry(at)inthekoop(dot)com.

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