The Cabbage Patch Fib by Paul Jennings – A Discussion

Cover of "The Cabbage Patch Fib"

Cover of The Cabbage Patch Fib 

Paul Jennings was and still is one of my favourite Australian authors.

The Cabbage Patch Fib is the hilarious tale of a young boy (Chris) who wishes to know the truth about where babies come from.  His embarrassed father tells Chris they come from the cabbage patch and to every ones surprise when Chris sneaks out in the middle of the night to look for babies he finds one!  A little, green baby that he now has to take care of.

The story is short, with detailed pictures by Craig Smith.  A great book for young readers.  I am currently reading this with my grade 5 class and they love it!


* ‘well, er…they come from, from, er…the cabbage patch.  Yes, they come from the cabbage patch.’

* ‘I started to laugh quietly to myself but quickly stopped.  I heard something that made my hair stand on end.  It was a baby crying.’

* ‘Chris was grinning his head off.  He liked being a father.  For a little while anyway.’


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