Rot, the Bravest in the World!

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$17.99  $16.73
Atheneum Books for Young Readers
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8.7 X 11.1 X 0.5 inches | 1.02 pounds

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About the Author
Ben Clanton is an author and illustrator whose books include It Came in the Mail; Something Extraordinary; Rex Wrecks It!; Mo's Mustache; The Table Sets Itself; Vote for Me!; Rot, the Cutest in the World!; and Rot, the Bravest in the World!. He lives with his wife and son in Seattle, Washington. Learn more at
* "Readers wooed by Rot's charm in Rot: The Cutest in the World (2017) will laugh out loud at this well-paced encore--and it's not just because of the butt cracks. Clanton creates a winning dynamic, balancing Rot's earnestness, witty dialogue, and an omniscient, slightly melodramatic narrator....Clanton's reliance on earth tones makes for some clever, surprising page turns when the palette is broken.Cute and brave--gee, Rot's spud-tacular!"--Kirkus Reviews - starred review "February 2020"
"Rot the potato is a protagonist who, like many young children, is both grimy and adorable....Clanton uses colored pencils and potato stamps for the illustrations, creating spuds that are packed with personality.... Recommended for purchase. Rot and his brother may be small potatoes, but they share a heartwarming story about bravery and brotherly love."--School Library Journal "May 2020"
"Using potato prints and mixed media to great gloopy effect, Clanton portrays a pair of truly scabrous
looking tubers...Young readers will happily slip into the slop with these terrific taters."

--Booklist "February 2020"
"Clanton...succeeds in a delightfully disgusting readaloud that kids with a penchant for fart jokes will love....The book uses watercolors and, appropriately, potato stamps to depict Rot and his mutant potato friends in all their unibrowed, uneven pupilled glory in the style of a Cartoon Network show. Kids with a passion for the gross and smelly will find a home in this unabashed depiction of the slimy world of mutant potatoes." --Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books "May 2020"