My sister and I had a book when we were children. The artwork was quite grown up and quite creepy for a children's book. The characters were made up of realistic vegetables, and the color scheme was quite muted.

I remember one picture where a character was underground and was able to listen above ground through an earhorn device. I think a Father Time was also in it. It's been driving us mad trying to find the actual book.

  • Welcome to the Literature Stack Exchange! Approximately when did you read this, in the 1940s, 1980s, 2010s?
    – shoover
    Nov 20 at 19:07
  • Many thanks for responding. It would have been the mid to late 1980s, early 1990s at a push. Nov 20 at 20:11
  • Hi and welcome to Literature Stack Exchange! Please look through the suggestions in the tag wiki for identification requests and edit your question to include additional information. For example, can you describe the artwork more specifically? What do "grown-up" and "creepy" mean here? Also, was the book intended for babies, children around 10 years old, or ... ? Such details will help narrow down possibilities. Thanks!
    – verbose
    Nov 21 at 4:50
  • Could you clarify 'made up of vegetables'? Do you mean that each character was made up of a variety of individual vegetables, or that each character was a single vegetable?
    – Spagirl
    Nov 21 at 12:29
  • Thank you for responding. They were all made up of a variety of realistic looking vegetables. Nov 22 at 15:17


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