The Couch Potato (The Food Group)
Jory John is back with another hilarious story filled with a great life lesson and such a unique humor that parents will love it as well! The illustrations by Pete Oswald will make you smile throughout the book. The story delivers an excellent message about balancing activity and screen time and, as always, is hilarious to read out loud.
An Instant New York Times Bestseller * An Instant Indie Bestseller * An Indie Next List Selection
Feeling fried? Peel yourself on the couch and meet your new pal-tato! The winning fourth picture book from the #1 New York Times bestselling creators of The Bad Seed, The Good Egg, and The Cool Bean, Jory John and Pete Oswald, will get you and your kids moving!
The Couch Potato has everything within reach and doesn't have to move from the sunken couch cushion. But when the electricity goes out, Couch Potato is forced to peel away from the comforts of the living room and venture outside. Could fresh air and sunshine possibly be better than the views on screen?
Readers of all ages will laugh along as their new best spuddy learns that balancing screen time and playtime is the root to true happiness.
Check out Jory John and Pete Oswald’s funny, bestselling books for kids 4-8 and anyone who wants a laugh:
- The Bad Seed
- The Good Egg
- The Cool Bean
- The Couch Potato
- The Good Egg Presents: The Great Eggscape!
- The Bad Seed Presents: The Good, the Bad, the Spooky!
- The Cool Bean Presents: As Cool as It Gets
- That’s What Dinosaurs Do
Praise for The Couch Potato (The Food Group)
Looking for a spud-tacular read? Starch here. — Kirkus Reviews
From the writer and illustrator of The Bad Seed (2017), The Good Egg (2019), and The Cool Bean (2019), this picture book certainly has a point to make, but it does so with disarming wit and abundant charm. — Booklist
[T]his tale is timely and helps make the point that a balance of technology and old-school fun might be the way to go. A goofy story about the dangers of too much of one thing, and a lighthearted lesson for all. — School Library Journal
Text and illustrations are packed with humor. — Horn Book Magazine
A stylish and witty picture book. — Sunday Times (London)