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Little Sweet Potato
by Amy Beth Bloom and Noah Z. Jones


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"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.  Read more...


 
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More About Little Sweet Potato by Amy Beth Bloom; Noah Z. Jones
 
 
 
Overview

"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.


 
Details
  • ISBN-13: 9780061804397
  • ISBN-10: 0061804398
  • Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
  • Publish Date: August 2012
  • Page Count: 32
  • Reading Level: Ages 4-8
  • Dimensions: 9.09 x 10.3 x 0.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.76 pounds


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Publishers Weekly Reviews

Publishers Weekly® Reviews

  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2012-08-13
  • Reviewer: Staff

Like the bird in P.D. Eastman’s classic Are You My Mother?, the vegetable hero of adult author Bloom’s first children’s book is also trying to get home—and the world at large is even more hostile in this outing. When Little Sweet Potato is accidentally tossed out of his garden patch and into the road, he rolls along trying to find where he belongs. As he is rebuffed by eggplants, flowers, and squash that keep to their own kind (the carrots tell him he’s “lumpy, dumpy, and—we have to say it—you’re bumpy”), he realizes that he “didn’t know the world had such mean vegetation in it.” Eventually, Little Sweet Potato finds a place where he fits in—because everyone does; Jones’s bold cartoons portray the vegetables, fruits, flowers, and fungi in Hodge-Podge Patch with wide eyes and manic grins. The ending has just enough drollery (“It’s not all mulch and sunshine out there,” says an eggplant) to leaven the story’s didactic message about diversity. Ages 4–7. Agent: Jennifer Walsh, William Morris Endeavor. Illustrator’s agent: Edward Necarsulmer IV, McIntosh & Otis. (Sept.)

 
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