Friday, June 27, 2008


Potato Joe
by Keith Baker
Harcourt, 2008
review copy compliments of the publisher

Shelve this book near Chicka Chicka Boom Boom -- it's a rhyming chant that counts up to ten and back down again using potatoes...and with guest appearances by a crow, some snow, Tomato Flo, and Watermelon Moe.

Here's a sample of the text: "One potato, two potato, hello, Joe! Three potato, four potato, tic-tac-toe!" Perfect for the three year-old in your life who has Chicka Chicka Boom Boom memorized. I'm thinking you might even want to get some potatoes out of the pantry and act it out -- easy props that can take some rough handling and still mash up for dinner!


  1. Sounds like a hoot. And mmmmm....mashed potatoes. Poetry and mashed I'm hungry. :O

  2. This book sounds so cute. (Jacket optional.) :)

  3. oh I like this for my primary kiddos!! thanks

  4. Thanks, as always, for the review. I'll have to look for this one. I keep seeing it around but need to finally take a look.

  5. I am loving your book reviews these days. Such great finds for the little ones!


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