An award-winning author from Wirral is set to release a funny story about healthy eating and dealing with problems at school.

Carrots Don’t Grow On Trees! is a bright and colourful story, told entirely in dialogue and pictures, that takes a fun and compassionate approach to dealing with teasing at school, as well

as promoting better eating habits.

Rob Keeley’s second picture book sees him reunited with illustrator Simon Goodway, following their previous successes with My Favourite People and The Treasure in the Tower.

Rob said: “I was stuck at home during lockdown, working on new ideas for books.

Carrots Dont Grow On Trees will be published in November

Carrots Don't Grow On Trees will be published in November

"In the early hours of one morning, I was half-awake, and suddenly saw an image of a tree with carrots hanging from the branches. When I woke up, I started to create a story around this image, and by the time I got up, I had the whole plot and the four main characters worked out.

"After our previous books, I knew there was only one illustrator who could bring this outlandish idea to life – Simon Goodway!

"I hope my young readers enjoy the result."

In the book, Lily loves eating fruit and vegetables – but is tricked by Jordan, who tells her that carrots grow on trees.

With the help of her Mum, some healthy eating and a box of elastic bands, Lily sets out to teach Jordan a lesson.

The book will be published on November, 28, 2021 by Matador Books.

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