Two Old Potatoes and Me

Two Old Potatoes and Me


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One day at her dad’s house, a young girl finds two old potatoes in the cupboard. “Gross.” But before she can throw them away, her dad suggests they try to grow new potatoes from the old ones, which have sprouted eyes. Told from May to September, the potato-growing season, the story includes all the basic steps for growing potatoes while subtly dealing with the parents’ recent divorce. Just like the new potatoes that emerged from ugly old potatoes, this dadand daughter move on and make a new life together in the face of unavoidable and unpleasant change. Carolyn Fisher’s artwork will be instantly recognizable from her recent picture book debut, A Twisted Tale, and her trademark high-energy art and design infuse joy and humor into this heartwarming story.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781935666462
Publisher: Nodin Press
Publication date: 05/28/2013
Sales rank: 595,848
Product dimensions: 8.30(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.20(d)
Age Range: 5 - 8 Years

About the Author

John Coy is an award-winning author, who worked as a dishwasher, mattress maker, and tour guide before taking up writing. He's active in sports and is a member of the NBA Reading All-Star Team as part of the Read to Achieve program. John has traveled to all fifty states as well as to many countries internationally.

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Two Old Potatoes and Me 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
paulaanweiler on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This story was a very heartwarming story about a father daughter relationship post divorce. The potatos symbolise the new life that is being created from an old way.
gvandevel on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book is about a person that finds two old potatoes and then her father and grandfather help her plant many potatoes using the old ones. He tells how his grandfather, father and he plants the potatoes and what to do during its planting time.
dangerlibearian on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Okay read aloud, hard to read because it is overly designed. Girl and her dad grow new potatoes from two old ones, then they make mashed potatoes.
ljemanuel on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I picked this book randomly from the shelf at the public library. When reading it, I found myself really enjoying the book. This is a great book for children of all ages to be read to, older if reading.
kaelirenee on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Father and daughter plant potatoes and wait patiently for them to grow. The artwork in this book is engaging and unique, so it actually can reach an older age group than most picture books. Discusses divorce tangentially, since it is clear the girl lives with her mother most of the time, so it is useful for helping children feel more normal about their parents' divorce and spending good time with a good father. Handles the race of the characters in the same way-the characters are African-American, but this is not something that needs to be explained or made into an issue-it's just a normal thing. Characters are very positive. Great for read aloud, up through about 3rd grade. Includes potato recipes and good instructions for actually growing potatoes.
jazzlit on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
An excellent book about the relationship between a divorced father and his daughter, told through the planting and nurturing of a garden of potatoes.