by Dawnell H. Griffin
Osenplots! introduces a tasty alternative to the daily arguments that face children protesting against eating vegetables.
As the young narrator points out, the most dreaded vegetable certainly is the onion: “I’ve found them in the goulash, and in the chili beans; fried up limp with live…I’ve found them in the salad, all rudely tossed about, though Mom knew (positively) I’d simply spit them out!” When Mom offers osenplots, the child has to admit to liking the sound of the word and wonders if “…perhaps, at last, there was a chance, perhaps, we might agree.”
Osenplots! uses humorous language and enchanting illustrations to lead families toward a creative and peaceful settlement of the vegetable war.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Dawnell H. Griffin is a native of Utah, where she now lives with her husband, Wade Wallace Griffin. Together they have eight children and twelve grandchildren.
Ms. Griffin holds an associate of arts degree from Brigham Young University and is currently working toward her bachelor’s degree. She is a self-employed genealogist and a member of Daughters of the Utah Pioneers and Daughters of the American Revolution. She has previously published poetry, Kiss the Babies for Me, and two family histories.
(2004, paperback, 36 pages)