Jamie O’Rourke and the Big Potato

DePaola, T. (19971992). Jamie O’Rourke and the big potato: an Irish folktale. New York, NY: Paperstar.

Jamie O’Rourke is a lazy man who leaves his wife to do all the work. One day she gets sick and Jamie finds his way to growing a giant potato.

Genre: Folktale, Picturebook

Grades: K-3rd

Audience: Parents, Teachers, Students

I would give this book a three. Though the story is fun, I don’t really like the moral of the story that you don’t have to work to get what you want or what you need. You can be lazy and still get everything.

What do you eat made out of potatoes?


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