“Backyard science and agriculture, a favorite theme, exuberantly illustrated. Instead of pitching those yucky old potatoes, the narrator’s father cuts them in pieces and father and daughter plant them, eyes up, in early spring. Month by month, as the gardeners watch, amazing things happen. Then comes the harvest. Wow! A bucket of spuds.”
   --The New York Times Bookshelf, Sunday, July 13, 2003

"...Fisher’s richly detailed, highly stylized color illustrations integrate perfectly with the varying fonts of the text and are a standout. There’s lots of food for thought here, along with a recipe for mashed potatoes.”
   --School Library Journal, starred review, June 2003

“In this sanguine gardening tale, 67 new potatoes and a warm father/daughter rapport grow out of two inedible spuds...Fisher hand-prints the text for a casual, crayony look, and her unique multimedia compositions father loamy dark browns, rich greens and denim blues. This well-realized story brims with affection and satisfyingly concludes with a recipe and a buttery bowl of mashed potatoes. Ages 5-8.”        
     --Publisher’s Weekly, starred review, May 19, 2003


Nodin Press
Illustrated by Carolyn Fisher
Written by John Coy

A Reading Rainbow Book

When a girl finds two old potatoes in the back of the cupboard, Dad has an idea. Together, they plant the spuds and tend them over a summer until September arrives. Will they really get new potatoes from old potatoes?


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