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One Potato, Two Potato

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ISBN13: 9780374356408
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"Just like a good Pixar film, DeFelice weaves in ample humor that both kids and parents will enjoy, and her lively writing is underscored by Andrea U'Ren's comical pen-and-gouache illustrations....After reading One Potato, Two Potato, kids will gain a deeper sense of gratitude for their blessings. And as the holidays approach, they'll see that material possessions don't fully satisfy when the flurry of tinsel and torn wrapping paper has settled." Stephanie Cook Broadhurst, The Christian Science Monitor (read the entire CSM review)

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Mr. and Mrs. O'Grady are so poor they have just one of everything to share — one potato a day, one chair, one blanket full of holes, and one gold coin for a rainy day. After digging up the last potato in their patch, Mr. O'Grady comes upon a big black object. It's a pot — no ordinary pot, for what they soon discover is that whatever goes into it comes out doubled! Suddenly the O'Gradys aren't destitute anymore. But what they really long for is one friend apiece. Can the magic pot give them that?

This retelling of a Chinese folktale pays tribute to the author's Irish heritage, and to the joys of an old marriage, new friendships, and the impulse to share. Using pen and gouache, the artist shows the "simple" characters in all their winning complexity.

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"Wonderfully funny and energetic." The Horn Book (Starred Review)

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"A treat." Kirkus Reviews

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"An entertaining tale." School Library Journal

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"Whimsical." Booklist

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"The homely sweetness of this deserving couple is ably captured in their ruddy complexions, shy, affable smiles, and gently unruly hair." The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

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Mr. and Mrs. OGrady are so poor they have just one of everything to share - one potato a day, one chair, one blanket full of holes, and one gold coin for a rainy day. After digging up the last potato in their patch, Mr. OGrady comes upon a big black object. Its a pot - no ordinary pot, for what they soon discover is that whatever goes into it comes out doubled! Suddenly the OGradys arent destitute anymore. But what they really long for is one friend apiece. Can the magic pot give them that?

 

This retelling of a Chinese folktale pays tribute to the authors Irish heritage, and to the joys of an old marriage, new friendships, and the impulse to share. Using pen and gouache, the artist shows the “simple” characters in all their winning complexity.

 
One Potato, Two Potato is a 2007 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.

Synopsis:

This retelling of a Chinese folk tale pays tribute to the author's Irish heritage, and to the joys of an old marriage, new friendships, and the impulse to share. Using pen and gouache, the artist shows the "simple" characters in all their winning complexity. Full color.

About the Author

Cynthia DeFelice is the author of many picture books and novels for children, including Old Granny and the Bean Thief. She lives in upstate New York.

Andrea U'Ren is the creator of Pugdog and Mary Smith, for which she received an IRA Children's Book Award. She lives in Portland, Oregon.

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leifjunk, August 25, 2006 (view all comments by leifjunk)
One Potato, Two Potato is a wonderful story that comes alive with the beautiful artwork by Andrea U'ren. Mr. and Mrs. O'Grady's simple life is reflected in their spase surroundings, yet no detail no matter how small is left out by Andrea's careful hand. From the subtle traces of muddy boots to the perfectly captured expressions during the second Mr. O'Grady's "birth", Andrea has made Cynthia DeFelice's story into the great book that it is.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780374356408
Author:
DeFelice, Cynthia
Publisher:
Farrar Straus Giroux
Illustrator:
U'Ren, Andrea
Author:
lice
Author:
DeFelice, Cynthia C.
Author:
U'Ren, Andrea
Author:
Cynthia DeFe
Subject:
Humorous Stories
Subject:
Lifestyles - Country Life
Subject:
Fairy tales
Subject:
Potatoes
Subject:
Fairy Tales & Folklore - General
Subject:
Fairy Tales & Folklore - Single Title
Subject:
Children s-General
Edition Description:
Picture Book
Publication Date:
20060831
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from P up to 3
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Full-color illustrations throughout
Pages:
32
Dimensions:
10.51 x 10.32 x 0.38 in
Children's Book Type:
Picture / Wordless
Age Level:
04-08

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Product details 32 pages Farrar Straus Giroux - English 9780374356408 Reviews:
"Review A Day" by , "Just like a good Pixar film, DeFelice weaves in ample humor that both kids and parents will enjoy, and her lively writing is underscored by Andrea U'Ren's comical pen-and-gouache illustrations....After reading One Potato, Two Potato, kids will gain a deeper sense of gratitude for their blessings. And as the holidays approach, they'll see that material possessions don't fully satisfy when the flurry of tinsel and torn wrapping paper has settled." (read the entire CSM review)
"Review" by , "Wonderfully funny and energetic."
"Review" by , "A treat."
"Review" by , "An entertaining tale."
"Review" by , "Whimsical."
"Review" by , "The homely sweetness of this deserving couple is ably captured in their ruddy complexions, shy, affable smiles, and gently unruly hair."
"Synopsis" by ,
Mr. and Mrs. OGrady are so poor they have just one of everything to share - one potato a day, one chair, one blanket full of holes, and one gold coin for a rainy day. After digging up the last potato in their patch, Mr. OGrady comes upon a big black object. Its a pot - no ordinary pot, for what they soon discover is that whatever goes into it comes out doubled! Suddenly the OGradys arent destitute anymore. But what they really long for is one friend apiece. Can the magic pot give them that?

 

This retelling of a Chinese folktale pays tribute to the authors Irish heritage, and to the joys of an old marriage, new friendships, and the impulse to share. Using pen and gouache, the artist shows the “simple” characters in all their winning complexity.

 
One Potato, Two Potato is a 2007 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.

"Synopsis" by , This retelling of a Chinese folk tale pays tribute to the author's Irish heritage, and to the joys of an old marriage, new friendships, and the impulse to share. Using pen and gouache, the artist shows the "simple" characters in all their winning complexity. Full color.

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