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Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Holt Books for Young Readers
On Sale: 10/02/2018
ISBN: 978125010723740 Pages, Ages 4-8
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.
Praise for Potato Pants!
A Junior Library Guild Selection
A Booklist Best Book of the Year
Winner of the Vermont Red Clover Award
A Pennsylvania Young Readers Choice Award Nominee
A Minnesota Star of the North Picture Book Nominee
"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