Saw this on NPR‘s books of the year, fell in love with the cuteness, (love garlic), had to have it. This book is so stinkin cute. A town of fruits and vegetables lives and works together and sends Garlic to investigate the new vampire neighbor in the castle nearby. This story is about being brave, being yourself, & that some new strangers aren‘t as scary as you might think. I think there‘s a message too, that being vegetarian is a good thing.