Submitter: I can’t imagine a better way to turn children off of reading nonfiction than to hand them this book. The information in it is still mostly accurate, but the illustrations are so horribly dated that it’s no surprise this one hasn’t left the shelves since 2007. Time to replace this with a book containing full-color photographs.
Holly: You know what kids really need? A book about potatoes. Maybe a whole series! They could follow this one up with “Yams: Your Friend and Mine.” That said, if there is a current book with nice color pictures about potatoes and a jazzier title and presentation, it would definitely be an improvement. Folks in Idaho might find it useful!