Rooty the Rutabaga Book Review

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Rooty the Rutabaga by Steven Megson

Illustrated by Andy Yura

Book Blurb:

“A roota-what?”

Don’t worry, the other vegetables in the garden had never heard of one either.

This first book in the series, Rooty the Rutabaga is a fun tale of a lonely root vegetable who lives in the dark part of the garden away from the “popular” vegetables. With the help of a couple friendly peppers, Rooty learns lessons about, inclusion, trying new things, and about how making new friends and kindness can open your eyes to seeing the sunny side of life.

In this book packed with cute and colourful illustrations, children will also find an activity section with fun facts about some of the vegetables in the book, an engaging spot the difference game, and a vegetable themed quiz.

Perfect for ages 3-8, children will love Rooty the Rutabaga, as it helps to teach positive life lessons while being fun and entertaining. It’s great for a bedtime story, group reading, or a one-on-one reading with a loved one.

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Author Bio:

Steven Megson is a children’s book author who lives in Newmarket, Canada with his wife and daughter. When he is not busy working on his next writing adventure, he enjoys reading, watching movies with his family and building very large pillow forts.

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My Review:

Rooty the Rutabaga is a very cute and shy root vegetable. He lives out on the edge of a garden that’s filled with happy vegetables. Rooty hears the other vegetables as they are out playing in the sunshine on a beautiful day. Rooty hears them laughing and imagines that they are laughing at him. He knows that he’s not one of the popular vegetables. One day the vegetables accidently lose the nut that they are using for a ball. It lands on Rooty’s head and he’s not happy. When the red and orange pepper venture out to the edge of the garden, they come upon Rooty. Rooty is rude because he thinks they don’t like him, but then they invite him to go and see what they’ve been doing. Rooty agrees, but is a little nervous. What will he find? Will he have friends or be laughed at?

This is a great little book that teaches kindness and inclusion. I recommend this adorably illustrated book. Kids will love it!


  1. I love the fun cover & title of the book!

  2. The cover of the book is interesting to read. Can be gifted to nephew

  3. Rooty the Rutabaga sounds like a great children’s book! Thanks for sharing your review and have a fantastic day!

  4. Thank you for sharing your review of this book, this sounds like a great story to share with my grandchildren

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