Book Reviews of The Great Potato Book

The Great Potato Book
The Great Potato Book
Author: Meredith Hughes, Thomas Hughes
ISBN-13: 9780027453003
ISBN-10: 0027453006
Publication Date: 10/1986
Pages: 73
Edition: 1st ed
Reading Level: Ages 9-12
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.

4.5 stars, based on 1 rating
Publisher: MacMillan Publishing Company
Book Type: Hardcover
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What a great book - it's as packed with information about the potato as the potato, itself, is with nutrients. The writers have complete knowledge of their audience - the book is approachable to any 9-12 year old. The sections discuss the history of the potato, famous potatoes (nicknames, dances, etc.), and describe many crafts a child can work through using potatoes.

Sometimes I think the authors are a little tongue-in-cheek about things, especially in the "Potato Legends" section. I laughed out loud at one of the things they mentioned, but a child wouldn't catch it.

I am amazed that a man who ate nothing but potatoes for six months competed in a 51K bicycle race and came in 2nd by only a few seconds. Potatoes are amazing!