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Publisher's Summary

Feeling fried? Peel yourself on the couch and meet your new pal-tato! The winning fourth picture book from the number one New York Times best-selling creators of The Bad Seed, The Good Egg, and The Cool Bean, Jory John and Pete Oswald, will get you and your kids moving!

The Couch Potato has everything within reach and doesn't have to move from the sunken couch cushion. But when the electricity goes out, Couch Potato is forced to peel away from the comforts of the living room and venture outside. Could fresh air and sunshine possibly be better than the views on screen?

Listeners of all ages will laugh along as their new best spuddy learns that balancing screen time and playtime is the root to true happiness.

Check out Jory John and Pete Oswald’s other funny, best-selling books for kids ages four to eight and anyone who wants a laugh:

The Bad Seed

The Good Egg

The Good Egg Presents: The Great Eggscape!

That’s What Dinosaurs Do

©2020 Jory John (P)2020 HarperCollins Publishers

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An instant New York Times best seller
An instant indie best seller
An Indie Next List selection

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  • Lana M
  • 12-01-2021

The best

My girls (age 5 and 7) absolutely love this book. I do too. We have listened to it multiple times. They wanted to see the pictures, so we found a YouTube video, and they did NOT like the readers voice. We returned to this, narrated by Kirby Heyborne. As soon as they heard his voice, they both replied, “ahhhhhhh” (in his voice) and mentioned how much they missed him.

We love all the books in this series!!

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  • Kaui
  • 09-01-2021

great one for the little ones in your life

Fun children's book about a Couch Potato. Illustrations are charming. Text is simple. Message is accepting and encouraging - how a couch potato might, just might, feel like getting off the comfy cozy couch to... go for a walk outside. WOT. But let's not overdo it, only sometimes. Because the couch is comfy and cozy and that's a nice place to be too.

Great book for the 3-8yo in your life.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 04-11-2020

Funny Book

It was a funny and good book. I liked the part where the power went out!

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