Reading/Interest Level: Preschool, Primary
Author: Laurie Keller
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company
Today is the only day that Lance Vance’s Fancy Pants Store is selling fancy potato pants, but oh no! Is that Eggplant in the Fancy Pants Store? Potato can’t buy pants if Eggplant is in there. Yesterday during Eggplant Pants Day, Eggplant shoved Potato into the garbage can. If Eggplant sees Potato then he might shove him again, but there’s only one pair of pants left! As Potato madly dashes into the store, he accidentally knocks into Eggplant. Now Potato has to resolve his conflict with Eggplant and buy the last pair of potato pants before it’s too late.
Potato Pants is a playful story about misunderstandings. Potato struggles to recognize that even though Eggplant isn’t a potato, they still have a lot in common. They both love pants and they both make mistakes. They also both need to apologize to each other. Although the plot is a bit random, Potato Pants helps children recognize that accidents happen and that it’s never too late to say sorry. Amidst all the potato puns, it even shows that enemies have the potential of becoming friends.