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My Life as a Potato Kindle Edition
"A grade A, spudtastic (not to mention FUNNY) debut. Arianne Costner sure knows middle school and middle schoolers!" --Chris Grabenstein, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library
Ben Hardy believes he's cursed by potatoes. And now he's moved to Idaho, where the school's mascot is Steve the Spud! Yeah, this cannot be good.
After accidentally causing the mascot to sprain an ankle, Ben is sentenced to Spud duty for the final basketball games of the year. But if the other kids know he's the Spud, his plans for popularity are likely to be a big dud! Ben doesn't want to let the team down, so he lies to his friends to keep it a secret. No one will know it's him under the potato suit . . . right?
Life as a potato is all about not getting mashed! With laugh-out-loud illustrations throughout, hand to fans of James Patterson, Gordan Korman, Jeff Kinney, and Chris Grabenstein!
"A hilarious, relatable story for any kid who has ever felt out of place." --Stacy McAnulty, author of The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl
"Reminiscent of Lincoln Peirce's 'Big Nate' comics and Chris Grabenstein's and James Patterson's 'I Funny' series." --School Library Journal
“The author keeps the novel moving quickly, pushing forward with witty asides and narrative momentum.” —Kirkus Reviews
About the Author
- ASIN : B07TQKW37Q
- Publisher : Random House Books for Young Readers (24 March 2020)
- Language : English
- File size : 11204 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 263 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: #734,627 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
- Customer Reviews:
Top reviews from other countries
I will be recommending this one to everyone I know, especially kids—they deserve high-quality, well-written, humorous books like this one.
Arianne Costner is an incredibly talented writer, and I eagerly look forward to her next book!
Genre — Middle-grade fiction
According to the dustjacket of this darling book, the author “believes that writers should crack up at their own jokes.”
I’m here to tell you that my husband and I laugh more reading this book than we’ve laughed in a long time! We read it on a roadtrip through Idaho, which made it all the better, (being that we were actually IN the potato state!) Protagonist Ben lives in Idaho, only because his parents moved him there from lovely California to Idaho.
You won’t want to miss Ben’s hilarious middle-school adventure. I highly recommend this book to anyone who loves to laugh! I’m buying it for my middle school grandson for his birthday!
Full of potato puns and #relatable middle school feels, this book had me snort-laughing all the way through. Ben's struggle is perennial and universal, and the author, Arianne Costner, channels middle school realness with ease. Perfect for kids grappling with questions of identity--or just plain wanting to have a good time!
This books is an excellent mix of humor, suspense, mixed with a captivating plot. My students and I loved this book. They were begging me to read aloud everyday. As a teacher, nothing is better than the excitement of children begging for the next chapter. This book is a great read aloud and a fantastic source of literature filled with figurative language.