See the mamas and the papas and the wee potato buds...
"It's refreshing to see something genuinely new sprouting under the sun." -The Bulletin, starred review
"A peck of bug-eyed prize potatoes tiptoe out of the 'Bud and Bean Arena' at the County fair...and roll through the midway on a daring rescue mission...Speed and Root bring plenty of panache to their task, stewing up a tasty goulash of a book...."
"Any way you slice it, this tuberous triumph will have readers rolling in the aisles."
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Rarely does potato poetry reach such laudable heights as in this piece of inspired lunacy from the tomfool team Toby Speed and Barry Root of Two Cool Cows. Surely these noble tubers have long deserved some sort of epic treatment (one wonders, for instance, why there's never been a "Charge of the Spud Brigade" or "The Tater Not Taken"), but Brave Potatoes at last gives the forsaken roots their well-deserved due, in a wonderfully weird and lyrical tribute.
Squeezed in between the prize perennials and the summer squash at a county fair 4-H hall, the potatoes begin their night of adventure, rubbing their eyes as they stir to life. "Everyone's asleep in the Bud and Bean Arena. / So all the prize potatoes with their eyes wide open topple to the hard-knocky floor." This lumpy little crew has just one thing in mind: heading down the midway to take a ride on the Zip. "Over at the Fair, / potatoes in the air! / See them flip, flip, flip on the wild and woolly Zip!" But across town at the Chowder Lounge, Chef Hackemup has other plans for these high-flying potatoes--hoping to make curly fries, chips, and gumbo à la Zip, "Off goes / Hackemup / with a bag / to pack 'em up." Can these spuds possibly survive his shredder and his grater and his So-Long-See-You-Later? Only if they're brave enough, of course, and you can bet that all the other vegetables held captive in Hackemup's mad-scientist-style kitchen are counting on them.
Speed's well-crafted verse ("If real words won't do, I make some up," he admits) is matched only by Root's luminescent and hilariously detailed illustrations. (Ages 7 to 10) --Paul HughesFrom Publishers Weekly:
The team behind Two Cool Cows returns in this remarkable veggie opera. After dark at the county fair's produce display, strange things are afoot: "All the prize potatoes with their eyes wide open/ topple to the hard-knocky floor/ and one potato, two potato, three potato, four/ head for the creak-cracky door." As complacent pumpkins and watermelons snooze, the spuds gallop into the moonlight and climb aboard a carnival ride, the Zip (whose name conveniently rhymes with "chip"). Meanwhile, in a nearby industrial kitchen full of steaming, gleaming copper kettles, Hackemup the chef whacks unfortunate onions, peppers and tomatoesA"But he hasn't got potatoes./ No, he hasn't got potatoes." Speed sets up a wicked confrontation between Hackemup and the innocent tubers, and the aptly named Root paints the midnight showdown with gusto. The collaborators present the unusual material without irony, and Root carefully portrays the russet red and Yukon gold heroes in all sizes, with unique personalities blazing in their beady little eyes. The intrepid potatoes stage a real grassroots campaign against The Man, and they ultimately march down the street chanting, "We will never be potpie./ We will never be potluck./ We will never be frittata./ We will always be potatoes." This poetically phrased and oddly poignant tale might make a good companion to Saxton Freymann and Joost Elffers's How Are You Peeling?, another omen of a budding potato-liberation movement. Ages 4-8. (May)
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Descripción Putnam Juvenile, 2000. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería DADAX0399231587
Descripción Putnam Juvenile, 2000. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería P110399231587