Vegetable Glue is a cautionary tale from a little girl who only eats cake. The problem with this is that vegetable glue keeps all your body parts stuck on* and makes sure they do not fall off. Should your head accidentally take a tumble, you would need to flag down a wise granny (or possibly greengrocer) and beg for some magical glue to repair the damage.What's that; you've never seen someones arm spontaneously fall off in the playground? Ahhh, well they must have all eaten up their greens then to keep their arms and legs stuck firmly to their bodies. You don't need to guzzle down your body weight in peas and carrots to create vegetable glue, a few bits from your plate will suffice (if you are unsure, ask your mum or dad. They generally seem quite knowledgeable in the vegetable consumption arena). And I don't know about you, but if I knew my head was likely to fall off in the middle of going down the slide then I think I would stay indoors too. Terribly embarrassing, this body falling apart business.
"You can see for yourself,
That something's not right,
People don't fall apart.
It's just not polite.
I have to keep with me,
A big tub of glue,
To stick bits back on,
To make good as new."
"It's not in the shops and it's not on the telly, beacuse vegetable glue is in everyone's belly!
But I was quite silly and made a mistake.
I wouldn't eat cabbage, or turnips or beans; I didn't like carrots, I didn't like greens.
I didn't eat sprouts and now I've no special glue. No goodness inside me, like other kids do.
Although she is too young to sit through the whole story or understand fully the content, Wriggles is more than happy to flick through the pictures and was amused by the rhyming text. It also lends itself to silly noises and learning body parts if you feel like being very involved and interactive.
I don't know about you, but I will be having mainly vegetables for tea tonight. With a side helping of more vegetables. You can't be too careful....
*not scientifically proven but backed up by 99% of desperate parents especially at dinner times