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Publisher Description

For anyone who has ever felt like a potato in middle school, this hilarious story about a boy forced to become the dorkiest school mascot ever will have listeners cheering!

"A grade A, spudtastic (not to mention FUNNY) debut. Arianne Costner sure knows middle school and middle schoolers!" --Chris Grabenstein, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library

Ben Hardy believes he's cursed by potatoes. And now he's moved to Idaho, where the school's mascot is Steve the Spud! Yeah, this cannot be good.

After accidentally causing the mascot to sprain an ankle, Ben is sentenced to Spud duty for the final basketball games of the year. But if the other kids know he's the Spud, his plans for popularity are likely to be a big dud! Ben doesn't want to let the team down, so he lies to his friends to keep it a secret. No one will know it's him under the potato suit . . . right?

Life as a potato is all about not getting mashed! 

"A hilarious, relatable story for any kid who has ever felt out of place." --Stacy McAnulty, author of The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl

Kids & Young Adults
Robbie Daymond
hr min
March 24
Listening Library

Customer Reviews

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Incredible Book

Easily the best book I’ve read, and I’ve read plenty of books in my time. It is a book about a regular middle schooler named Ben Hardy, who one day throws a hot dog missile, and gets caught. His punishment could mean being a mascot or a phone call home. His parents don’t take these things lightly, so he’s a mascot. He learns plenty of things as a mascot, but you’ll have to read the book to find out what!