"It's not all mulch and sunshine out there."
When Little Sweet Potato rolls away from his patch, he is forced to search for a new home. He stumbles upon some very mean plants on his journey and begins to wonder if maybe he is too lumpy and bumpy to belong anywhere. Will Little Sweet Potato ever find a home that's just right for him?
Amy Beth Bloom and Noah Z. Jones have created a funny and timeless tale about appreciating one's self, lumps and bumps and all, and finding a community that takes all kinds.
Amy Beth Bloom, Writer-in-Residence at Wesleyan University, has been nominated for a National Book Award and a National Book Critics Circle Award for her adult fiction. This is her first book for young readers.
Noah Z. Jones is an author, illustrator, and animator. He has illustrated numerous books for children, including Not Norman by Kelly Bennett and Those Shoes by Maribeth Boelts. Noah lives with his family in Los Angeles, California.
“A tale of rejection and acceptance with echoes of ‘The Ugly Duckling.’” — Kirkus Reviews
“Heartfelt and heartwarming.” — New York Times Book Review