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Two Old Potatoes and Me by John Coy

Two Old Potatoes and Me

by John Coy, Carolyn Fisher (Illustrator)

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Ever wanted to grow potatoes with your kids? Read this with them! Great father/daughter bonding story where the girl gets to learn how to plant and grow their own potatoes. This actually covers a lot of basic details that impressed me.

What I didn't care for so much was the art. Especially the characters (eyes in particular). Too jumbled and just looked sloppy to me. You know it is bad when a few kids in the group you are reading to comment on how they can color better and how the artist couldn't stay in the lines.

I am torn about how the story is told. The words are wrapped around the pictures. part of me finds in unique and created. Yet it also seemed to add to the jumbled chaos of the images and the kids have to work and find the next sentence which could add frustration when it throws them off I learned.

So story is great but would love to see new art style attached. ( )
  jljaina | Oct 7, 2015 |
A young girl finds two old potatoes in her dad’s cupboard. She wants to throw them away but her dad suggests they try to grow new potatoes from the old ones. The little girl is also dealing with her parent’s recent divorce. As the potatoes grow from May to September and new ones emerge the relationship with her dad is moving as they make a new life together.
  Robinjhud | Jul 4, 2015 |
This short story is about a young boy and his father. When the young boy attempts to throw away two old potatoes, his father think of a much better way to use these two potatoes. Together they create many more healthy potatoes and learn when they work side by side they can create love through the potatoes. This story can educate students on the growth of potatoes and read about the love between a young boy and his father. ( )
  Raquelb | Nov 19, 2014 |
This is a charming story about a father and young daughter who have a several-months-long gardening experience together. They grow potatoes in the backyard, with the advice of Grandpa on what to do. After several months, they did up the potatoes and make mash potatoes together (recipe in the back). Really enjoyed reading about the gardening process, and the illustrations throughout the book are a lot of fun! Bravo! ( )
  dukefan86 | May 29, 2013 |
This story was a very heartwarming story about a father daughter relationship post divorce. The potatoes symbolize the new life that is being created from an old way. ( )
  paulaanweiler | Sep 13, 2011 |
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One day at her dad’s house, a young girl finds two old potatoes in the cupboard. “Gross.” But before she can throw them away, her dad suggests they try to grow new potatoes from the old ones, which have sprouted eyes. Told from May to September, the potato-growing season, the story includes all the basic steps for growing potatoes while subtly dealing with the parents’ recent divorce. Just like the new potatoes that emerged from ugly old potatoes, this dadand daughter move on and make a new life together in the face of unavoidable and unpleasant change. Carolyn Fisher’s artwork will be instantly recognizable from her recent picture book debut, A Twisted Tale, and her trademark high-energy art and design infuse joy and humor into this heartwarming story.

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After a young girl finds two old potatoes at her father's house, they plant and tend them to see if they will have new potatoes in September.

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