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May 29, 2013
| ISBN 9780307793461
| 3-7 years
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May 29, 2013 | ISBN 9780307793461 | 3-7 years
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 dad and 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.
John Coy is the author of books for children and young adults. His books include Vroomaloom Zoom with illustrations by Joe Cepeda; Night Driving with illustrations by Peter McCarty, a Horn Book Fanfare Honor Book; and Strong to the Hoop with illustrations… More about John Coy
Praise for Vroomaloom Zoom:“The rhythmic, repetitive text and the vibrant pictures against colorful pages make this story a perfect read-aloud.”–School Library Journal
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