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 todayfor 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, andof coursePotato Pants!
A Christy Ottaviano Book
This title has Common Core connections.
About the Author
Laurie Keller is the acclaimed author-illustrator of Do Unto Otters, Arnie, the Doughnut, The Scrambled States of America, and Open Wide: Tooth School Inside, among numerous others. She grew up in Muskegon, Michigan, and 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 as a greeting card illustrator for seven-and-a-half years, until one night she got an idea for a children’s book. She quit her job, moved to New York City, and soon had published her first book. She loved living in New York, but she has now returned to her home state, where she lives in a little cottage in the woods on the shore of Lake Michigan.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I thought this children’s book was hilarious with its engaging dialogue, exciting illustrations and nonstop-action. I really enjoyed reading the author’s Arnie the Doughnut book, so when I read that she wrote a book about potato pants, I knew I had to read it. I love the energy and excitement that flows from this book. From the variety of text fonts to the bright and cheerful illustrations, enthusiasm flows throughout. Potatoes expressions are quite comical and I think the feelings that Potato experiences are ones that everyone can relate to, also. The story begins when Potato notices that Lance’s Vance’s Fancy Pants Store is selling potato pants. All the taters in town want a pair and ‘once they’re gone, they’re gone!” so Potato arrives at the store with all the other taters only to spot Eggplant there. What? Eggplant’s Pant Day was yesterday and Potato is so upset that he is there today. Potato reminiscences about what happened yesterday when he ran into Eggplant and Potato can’t even shop at the sale today because of that incident. The sale is about over and Potato still doesn’t have a pair of pants! Laurie Keller does it again as she closes the story with a great lesson for children while entertaining them at the same time. I think children will love to read this story again and again, and these illustrations are a hoot!