Potato Joe

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This fresh adaptation of the classic "One Potato, Two Potato" nursery rhyme is a counting adventure and rollicking good time rolled into one. Spunky leader Potato Joe and his nine spuds pals count up to ten and back down again, all while playing games and meeting up with other garden friends.

With its playful tone and hilariously expressive potatoes, Potato Joe is a spud-tastically fun read-aloud, and a perfect companion to Keith Baker's previous nursery rhyme interpretations, ...

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Overview

This fresh adaptation of the classic "One Potato, Two Potato" nursery rhyme is a counting adventure and rollicking good time rolled into one. Spunky leader Potato Joe and his nine spuds pals count up to ten and back down again, all while playing games and meeting up with other garden friends.

With its playful tone and hilariously expressive potatoes, Potato Joe is a spud-tastically fun read-aloud, and a perfect companion to Keith Baker's previous nursery rhyme interpretations, Big Fat Hen and Hickory Dickory Dock.

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Editorial Reviews

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"This book gets sillier and sillier without ever forsaking its low-key cool, and that's no small potatoes. Readers may think they're in for a rehash of the classic counting rhyme 'One potato, two potato, three potato four.' But Potato Joe and his fellow spuds quickly prove that theirs is no meat-and-potatoes affair; in fact, if it can rhyme with potato, they're all over it: playing tic-tac-toe, spotting a big black crow, holding a rodeo, flirting with saucy Tomato Flo."—Publishers Weekly, starred review
Publishers Weekly

This book gets sillier and sillier without ever forsaking its low-key cool, and that's no small potatoes. Readers may think they're in for a rehash of the classic counting rhyme "One potato, two potato, three potato four." But Potato Joe and his fellow spuds quickly prove that theirs is no meat-and-potatoes affair; in fact, if it can rhyme with potato, they're all over it: playing tic-tac-toe, spotting a big black crow, holding a rodeo, flirting with saucy Tomato Flo. Baker (Big Fat Hen) doesn't give himself much to work with: his characters are essentially a collection of velvety brown ovals with the simplest of faces, and all the action takes place on a strip of dirt and is framed straight on (readers are asked to tilt the book sideways when the potatoes create a towering pile-up). But only someone with cold sour cream running through his veins could resist turning the page to see what rhyme and activity are served up next. Ages 3-7. (June)

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School Library Journal

PreS-Gr 1- This picture book is based on the familiar nursery rhyme, "One Potato, Two Potato." One by one, 10 potatoes pop out of the ground to experience silly, unrelated things: a big black crow flying over them, being covered in snow, a rodeo. Two fruits, Tomato Flo and Watermelon Moe, join the fun briefly before the potatoes roll back to the garden and "Tally-ho!" into the ground. The fuzzy-edged, childlike illustrations were done in Adobe Photoshop and complement the bouncy tone of the text. This will be fun to share, and even young children will soon have the rhyme committed to memory.-Lee Bock, Glenbrook Elementary School, Pulaski, WI

Kirkus Reviews
Lively potatoes frisk and frolic across the page in this lighthearted counting book that expands on the familiar rhyme, "One potato, two potato." Popping out of the dirt, Potato Joe initiates the rhyme with his "one potato" call and is joined by a second potato echoing "two potato." As more potato pals join in, they add to the count as they fall into a tic-tac-toe formation, line up in a row and spot a "big black crow." The growing potato pile is covered in snow as it continues the count to ten at which point ten brown spuds sporting cowboy hats are lassoed into a rodeo to do-si-do. Eventually the playful potato pack makes way for Tomato Flo and Watermelon Moe before rolling back into the dirt in descending numerical order. Simple illustrations starring the rotund tubers in assorted shapes, sizes and tones of brown against plain pastel backgrounds prove amazingly expressive and active as Potato Joe and his gang get down and dirty maneuvering through the count. Spunky spuds with appeal. (Picture book. 3-7)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780152062309
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Publication date: 6/1/2008
  • Pages: 40
  • Sales rank: 1,009,319
  • Age range: 4 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

KEITH BAKER has written and illustrated many celebrated picture books, including the Mr. and Mrs. Green easy-reader series. He lives in Seattle, Washington.
 

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 8, 2013

    Wow

    I am actually a high school ap literature teacher, and i have just requested to the office to see if we can make this a required reading book for every class. I am saying this right now, you will never want to stop reading. This book is just jawdropping. Words can not desvribe the way this book was put together. Im telling you all right now: get this book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 14, 2012

    Finn sorry nxt res

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 14, 2012

    Me

    Hello!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 14, 2012

    Good

    Hello out there in potato land

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 12, 2012

    Ummmmmm

    Why is someone going to buy a book for ten bucks if the book is about potatoes that count to ten

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