Potato Pants! (Hardcover)
Henry Holt and Co. (BYR), 9781250107237, 40pp.
Publication Date: October 2, 2018
A potato and his eggplant nemesis struggle to find the perfect pants in this hilarious, heartwarming tale of forgiveness by bestselling Geisel-Award winning creator Laurie Keller.
Potato is excited because today—for one day only— Lance Vance’s Fancy Pants Store is selling . . .POTATO PANTS!
Potato rushes over early, but just as he’s about to walk in, something makes him stop. What could it be? Find out in this one-of-a-kind story about misunderstandings and forgiveness, and—of course—Potato Pants!
A Christy Ottaviano Book
This title has Common Core connections.
About the Author
Laurie Keller is the bestselling author-illustrator of many books for kids, including Do Unto Otters; Potato Pants!; The Scrambled States of America;The Geisel Award-winning We Are Growing!, Open Wide: Tooth School Inside; Arnie the Doughnut and three books in the Adventures of Arnie the Doughnut chapter book series. Growing up in Michigan, Laurie always loved to draw, paint and write stories. She earned a B.F.A. at Kendall College of Art and Design, then worked at Hallmark Cards in Kansas City as a greeting card illustrator for seven years. One night, the idea for a children’s book popped into her head and after showing the story to several publishers in New York City, she quit her job and moved there. The following year, that story idea was a published book—The Scrambled States of America. Laurie loved living in NYC, but she returned to her home state, where she lives in the woods along the shores of Lake Michigan. Find out more at lauriekeller.com
Praise For Potato Pants!…
A Junior Library Guild Selection
A Booklist Best Book of the Year
A Vermont Red Clover Award Master List Selection
"A manic tale that’s going to be very hard to read without inducing “peels” of laughter . . . Keller constructs an alliteration-rich narrative using plenty of exclamation points and big type in multiple colors to crank the volume up even further. It’s potato pandemonium, any way you slice it. "--Booklist, starred review
"There's plenty of silly illustrations and attractive potato pants to keep chuckling readers turning pages to the end."--The New York Times
"A high-energy read with plenty of kid appeal."--Kirkus Reviews
"The story by Keller, buoyed by her kinetic mixed-media compositions (including potato stamps), blends humor and a theme of forgiveness."--Publishers Weekly