Little Sweet Potato

Little Sweet Potato

By Amy Beth Bloom; Noah Z. Jones (Illustrator); Amy Beth Bloom (Illustrator)

Katherine Tegen Books, Hardcover, 9780061804397, 1pp.

Publication Date: August 21, 2012

Description

"It's not all mulch and sunshine out there."

When Little Sweet Potato rolls away from his patch, he is forced to search for a new home. He stumbles upon some very mean plants on his journey and begins to wonder if maybe he is too lumpy and bumpy to belong anywhere. Will Little Sweet Potato ever find a home that's just right for him?

Amy Beth Bloom and Noah Z. Jones have created a funny and timeless tale about appreciating one's self, lumps and bumps and all, and finding a community that takes all kinds.



About the Author
Amy Beth Bloom, Writer-in-Residence at Wesleyan University, has been nominated for a National Book Award and a National Book Critics Circle Award for her adult fiction. This is her first book for young readers.

Noah Z. Jones has illustrated several picture books and early readers. He currently lives in Los Angeles, California, where he is working on his very own animated series for The Disney Channel and The Cartoon Network. To learn more about Noah and his work, please visit www.noahzjones.com.

Amy Beth Bloom, Writer-in-Residence at Wesleyan University, has been nominated for a National Book Award and a National Book Critics Circle Award for her adult fiction. This is her first book for young readers.


Praise For Little Sweet Potato

“A tale of rejection and acceptance with echoes of ‘The Ugly Duckling.’”
-Kirkus Reviews

“Heartfelt and heartwarming.”
-New York Times Book Review