Mr. Crum's Potato Predicament by Anne Renaud

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Read Mr. Crum's Potato Predicament Online Free - When Filbert P. Horsefeathers walks into George Crum's restaurant, he tells the waitress, ?I have a hankering for a heaping helping of potatoes.? Fine cook that he is, George prepares a serving of his most scrumptious, succulent and sublime potato wedges, only to have Filbert send them back. ?Too thick,? he says. So, George makes thinner wedges. But his picky customer sends them back again. And again. Feeling a bit mischievous, George decides to use his sharpest knife to cut paper-thin potato slices, which he fries until they are crackling and then showers with salt. At last, Filbert is satisfied, proclaiming, ?Perfection!? Which they are. Because, quite by accident, George Crum has invented potato chips! This fictional picture book tale by Anne Renaud is based on a real man named George Crum, a cook in Saratoga Springs, New York, in the 1850s, who is purported to have created the first potato chip in response to a demanding customer. Included at the back of the book is a historical note with a list of sources describing the legend and the remarkable and inspiring story of Crum, a trapper of mixed Native American and African American descent, who supplied restaurants with fresh game, then became a chef and successful restauranteur himself. Felicita Sala's gorgeous illustrations accurately portray the historical period but with a lighthearted touch. They work beautifully with Renaud's playful language and quirky characters for a lively and deliciously fun read-aloud. This book is an excellent choice for lessons on inventions and inventors, history, or why we eat the foods we do.

Title : Mr. Crum's Potato Predicament
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ISBN : 1771386193
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 40 pages


Carla rated it ★★★★★

July 01, 2017

They say that necessity is the mother of invention, and this story is another example. Have you ever wondered where the Potato chip came from? Mr. Crum was a real man who came up with this food item. This story is a fun fictional story based on George Crum. Mr. Crum was a wonderful cook who was kn...

Wayne rated it ★★★★☆

September 09, 2017

'Mr. Crum's Potato Predicament' by Ann Renaud with illustrations by Felicita Sala takes a story that may be more legend than fact and makes it a fun story for young readers. When Filbert P. Horsefeathers walks into George Crum's restaurant, he only wants potatoes. When the potatoes he gets aren't...

Elevetha rated it ★★★★☆

June 26, 2017

**An ARC of this book was provided by the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review* Very cute picture book, with decent illustrations and a fun (and somewhat historical) story!

☘Tara rated it ★★★★★

June 08, 2017

The illustrations are richly done and befitting the time period the author used for her story which is a fictional take on a probable historical event. Whatever artistic license was used in both story and art work was done well and the diversity used in the customers was nice to see. I had never h...

Jessica rated it ★★★★☆

September 04, 2017

Thanks to NetGalley and Kids Can Press for a review copy - all opinions are my own. Great read aloud for elementary classrooms! Based on a true story of a persnickety customer and an inventive and talented chef, Mr. Crum's Potato Predicament explains the origins of the potato chip. The text is fas...

Jessica rated it ★★★★☆

November 02, 2017

This story was a lot of fun to read. Kids will enjoy learning how one of their favorite snack foods was accidentally invented by playful chef, George Crum. The illustrations are beautiful and the characters in the story come to life with Renaud's text. A brief history at the end allows readers to...

Laura rated it ★★★★☆

July 16, 2017

This is another picture book, in a good series of picture books, that talks about a short, quick point in history, and makes it fun. In this case, it was the invention of the potato chip. Hard to believe it didn't exist before, but as this factionalized version of the story unfolds, we. Have Mr....

Debra rated it ★★★★★

June 12, 2017

What a deliciously, delightful story about one persnickity customer and a frustrated cook. The tongue-in-cheek humour as well as the luscious illustrations makes this a perfect read-together book.

Sabrina rated it ★★★★★

June 19, 2017

This is a short story about how the potato chip came into play. It has adorable illustrations throughout the story that makes you want to continue reading. I had no idea how the potato chip came into being until I read this so it's very informative in a easy to read way. Thanks to Netgalley for the...

Strawberry Girl rated it ★★★★☆

December 14, 2017

So as all very-much-older sisters know, there is absolutely nothing you can do if you have a unholy three year old in the house, and no back up plan. In fact, this very scenario ignites the fear in my heart, and I'm a very courageous sort of gal. Take my word for it anyway. You may ask: What does...

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