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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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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 |
Okay read aloud, hard to read because it is overly designed. Girl and her dad grow new potatoes from two old ones, then they make mashed potatoes. ( )
  dangerlibearian | Jan 3, 2011 |
This book is about a person that finds two old potatoes and then her father and grandfather help her plant many potatoes using the old ones. He tells how his grandfather, father and he plants the potatoes and what to do during its planting time. ( )
  gvandevel | Nov 26, 2010 |
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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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