Written by Kerry Lyn Sparrow / Illustrated by Yinfan Huang
Publisher: Kids Can Press
Reading Level: PreSchool To 2 / Ages: 3 to 7
Story Summary: Mr. Russet is the first to spot it. It's right in the middle of the couch. A potato. It doesn't belong there, yet there it is. And he's had enough. “Every day I pick up this, I pick up that, I pick up everything!” Mr. Russet exclaims. “I will not pick up that potato!” And he doesn't. In fact, he decides to take a stand and not pick up anything else either! But as the days pass, Mrs. Russet and the two Russet children don't seem to mind the potato in the living room. Or the mess growing all around them. What's a potato protestor to do?
Publishers Weekly: "...The colored pencil, gouache, and watercolor images have a naïf look of on-the-spot sketches, and they’re a fine match for the deadpan narration." (link: https://www.publishersweekly.com/9781525300059)