Potato Pants! (Laurie Keller)

Hello friends! Our book today is Potato Pants! by Laurie Keller, a delightfully silly story about the importance of considering others.

Why is this potato doing the Robot (PO-bot)? He’s excited! There’s a special fashion event down at Lance Vance’s Fancy Pants store – a Potato Pants sale! He joins the throngs of other shopping tubers, spying a pair in the window that is just his style. But when the store opens, he spots something else inside: a larger eggplant trying on pants, the very same one that rushed by him and knocked him down yesterday. Why is the eggplant there?! This is Potato Pants Day (Eggplant Pants Day was yesterday)! Hemming and hawing as the potato pants fly off the shelves, Potato waits for the eggplant to leave – fuming, wondering, checking for potato pants availability elsewhere – but the eggplant remains. At last, the last pair of pants is on the rack – will Potato risk his safety to procure the pants of his dreams?

Wildly fun. The text, layout, art, and story are all wildly energetic with a sense of absurdist humor that made it so much fun to read. The story ends with a nice little message on being considerate of others, and knowing how to apologize and forgive. The mixed-media art is exciting and bold, with lots of fun details and humor. The length was great, and JJ loved the pace and tone, and especially the wordplay. Overall, a ridiculously fun read that we highly recommend. Baby Bookworm approved!

(Note: A copy of this book was provided to The Baby Bookworm by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.)

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