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The Pet Potato
The Pet Potato
by Josh Lacey, illustrated by Momoko Abe

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First Editions Club Pick - July 2022
First Edition. Signed on bookplate by Josh Lacey.

Price: $18.99

July 2022 Picture Book Selection | First Editions Club

New York, NY: Candlewick Press (pub: June 21, 2022)

First Edition. Signed on bookplate by Josh Lacey.

New in dust jacket.

Jory John meets Sophie's Squash in this delightful, offbeat, and hilarious picture book about finding companionship in unlikely places.

Potatoes can't do anything a pet should. They can't learn tricks, go for walks, or snuggle up with Albert.

But to Albert's surprise, his potato begins to grow on him, and soon he can't imagine having any other pet.

When the potato begins to rot, Albert is devastated. He buries it in his garden, and with a lot of care and a bit of patience, he discovers that his potato can do a great trick after all . . .

Join Josh Lacey and Momoko Abe in this charming, offbeat picture book about making friends, even out of potatoes.

Josh Lacey is a British writer born and raised in London. Josh worked as a journalist, a teacher, and a screenwriter before writing his first book, A Dog Called Grk. He has written several other children’s books including The Dragonsitter and Island of Thieves. He also wrote the adult book God is Brazilian, a biography of Charles Miller. joshlacey.com

Momoko Abe was born in Japan and has been drawing ever since she can remember. She moved to the UK to study filmmaking and still works in the TV and film industry alongside her illustration work.momokoabe.com

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