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The Resource I'm a baked potato!, by Elise Primavera ; art by Juana Medina

I'm a baked potato!, by Elise Primavera ; art by Juana Medina

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I'm a baked potato!
Title
I'm a baked potato!
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by Elise Primavera ; art by Juana Medina
Title variation
I am a baked potato
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Contributor
Author
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A small dog named Baked Potato is lost and searching for his lady owner, but neither the grumpy dog or the fox are helpful, and his strange name creates confusion -- until owl explains that, whatever he is called, he is really a dog
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Illustration
Review
  • Preschool-Grade 1 Primavera introduces a charming story about a dog discovering self-acceptance and finding his way back home. The dog’s owner loves baked potatoes so much that she names her new furry friend Baked Potato. While on an excursion, Baked Potato becomes lost and embarks on an adventure looking for his owner. Baked Potato encounters a big dog and a fox who make him even more confused by calling him a groundhog and a rabbit. But a wise old owl sets him straight, clarifying that he’s a dog and encouraging him to use his superior canine sense of smell to find his way back home. Medina’s thick-outlined artwork is cheerfully cartoonish—even when Baked Potato’s encounter with the fox is slightly worrisome—and captures a charming sense of place along with its winsome characters. This playful story about a comical misunderstanding would be a nice storytime match with Mo Willems’ I’m a Frog! (2013) and Karina Wolf’s I Am Not a Fox (2018). -- Vivian Alvarez (Reviewed 4/15/2019) (Booklist, vol 115, number 16, p54)
  • “You’re my little baked potato,” the lady in this story coos at her new brown terrier, inspired both by his appearance and her favorite food. The endearment soon morphs into the dog’s actual name, which is all well and good until owner and dog are accidentally separated. Alone in the big wide world, Baked Potato begins to realize that maybe he’s not a baked potato after all. But what is he? A big mean dog insists he’s a groundhog; a hungry fox sees a delicious bunny. It takes a wise, protective owl to explain to Baked Potato that he is actually a dog, that dogs “are very good at finding things, especially with their noses,” and that home and his beloved owner are well within reach. Most readers will be well acquainted with the improbable nicknames people come up with for their pets (not to mention their favorite people), and if Primavera (Auntie Claus) stretches that idea a little thin by having the hound conflate his nickname with reality, the perky protagonist, swooping digital ink lines, and bright colors by Medina (Juana and Lucas) should be engaging enough to see the story through to its happy ending by a cozy fire. Ages 3–5. (May)
			 --Staff (Reviewed 02/20/11) (Publishers Weekly, vol 266, issue 6, p)
  • A cozy story about a curious pup with a slight identity crisis who runs into a host of characters on his way to reunion with his owner. A stylish, mature lady has few loves: potatoes, dogs, and walks in the rain. When the lady adopts an adorable little brown dog, she notices that he is “smooth” and “warm” and that she could just “[eat] him right up,” so she combines two of her loves and starts calling him Baked Potato. The pair eat dinner by the fireplace and cuddle up next to each other in bed—they seem to have the perfect arrangement. But one eventful day, the lady steps out, and the dog’s adventure begins. Venturing out in search of the lady, he meets a big, rude dog, a fox, and an owl, all of which assure him he is not a baked potato (though the fox does think he’d be “good with carrots and onions”) and suggest alternatives. The digital illustrations bring a sense of vitality while maintaining adorableness, creating the scenes with firm lines and bright colors. The use of vibrant reds, greens, and blues is striking against the white page and helps amp both excitement and coziness. The lady has brown skin and puffy, dark brown curls. Children and caregivers alike will enjoy this charming tale about a dog who must find out if he’s a baked potato, a groundhog, or a bunny. (Picture book. 5-8) (Kirkus Reviews, March 15, 2019)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10767849
Cataloging source
NJQ/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Primavera, Elise
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Intended audience
3-5 years
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • -1
  • -1
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1980-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Medina, Juana
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Names, Personal
  • Dogs
  • Identity (Psychology)
  • Names
  • Animals
Target audience
preschool
Label
I'm a baked potato!, by Elise Primavera ; art by Juana Medina
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000063535913
Dimensions
23 x 25 cm.
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9781452155920
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2018027478
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
colour illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1105813194
Label
I'm a baked potato!, by Elise Primavera ; art by Juana Medina
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000063535913
Dimensions
23 x 25 cm.
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9781452155920
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2018027478
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
colour illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1105813194

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