Book Review | There Was Once a Potato

Title: There Was Once a Potato

Author: Ebony Haywood

This is another clever children’s book… it’s a rhyming book and it is a little silly~ 2 of my favorite things in a kids book.

Basically the book takes place in the refrigerator behind closed doors {and who really knows? We aren’t in there!}, and the story goes from there. It brings a whole new meaning to the term “food fight.” Here’s a little excerpt from page one.

“There once was a potato named ClamatoeWho knew a cucumber named Columber,Who was cousin to a pickle named Malickle,Who was best friends with an apple named Katapple.And together they lived as snug as can be,In a refrigerator in a house, on Maple Street…”

I read this book to a student I work with and I knew she would love it because she has a weird sense of humor like me! I could hardly read the book because she was giggling so much and a good time was had by both of us. {We both agree that our favorite new word is “Malickle.”}
Colorful illustrations, clever prose and a sense of silliness is sure to bring a smile to both the listener and the reader… this is one of those books that must be read a loud.

*I received a copy of this book to review but I was not financially compensated in any way. The opinions expressed are my own and are based on my observations while reading this novel.*


Vicki is a single woman living in Nova Scotia, Canada who loves to read, sing, cook for her friends and family and scrapbook. She loves to keep busy, hang out with her boyfriend and his cat and only sits still long enough to read and review books for "Simply Stacie."

more by Vicki »