I’d be slightly scared to work out just how many picture books Little Miss C and I have read together now. We’re definitely well in to the hundreds though and I’m now declaring ourselves experts on what works in our family book-wise and what doesn’t. Rarely have I found a book though where I’m still chuckling about it a few hours later, but with Supertato that’s exactly what happened.
I mean, when did you last read a book about a super-hero potato protecting the other supermarket occupants against an evil frozen pea? The concept is so completely bonkers that it’s brilliant!
No only are the children reading Supertato taken to a familiar setting (a supermarket) but it’s also great to get them talking about different foods, especially fruit and veg, and bringing some drama to all future food shopping outings. The evil pea attacking Supertato with a potato masher was brilliant in that it made LMC have one of those lightbulb moments when she realised that mashed potatoes were made from “real potatoes”. Quite where she’s been thinking they come from until now I just don’t know.
Supertato made me smile from start to finish, and judging by the number of times that LMC has asked me to read it to her at bedtime, she’s a big fan too. Tonight we spent quite a while going through the pictures slowly pointing out lots of the detail. LMC loved trying to find all the hidden peas in the last picture, whilst I was just amused by the sight of two fish fingers leading the evil pea back to the freezer where he belonged.
We’ve reviewed a few Sue Hendra books and now we’re huge fans of her hilarious works. They don’t fail to raise a smile, not only with the illustrations, but the storyline too. Any child would just love her books.
Disclaimer: We were sent a copy of Supertato for the purposes of this review. This post contains affiliate links.