November 05, 2013

Bud the Spud Book Review

Bud was a kid, like any other kid. He liked pizza and ice cream. He liked to watch TV. But what happens when a kid (like any other kid) eats way too much junk food and watches way too much TV, and never, ever leaves the couch? You guessed it--he turns into a couch potato. Literally! You won't believe what happens to him next. . . .

In a unique feature, the book has three separate endings--three different outcomes for poor Bud--which range from the positive and uplifting to the decidedly macabre. Kids will scream and laugh and wince (it scores a 10 on the gross-out scale), while some parents may initially think the comic mayhem is too over-the-top--until they see their kids giggling and reading the book over and over.

And this is a very good thing, because behind the humor is a serious message. This is a stealth weapon to help combat childhood obesity, a tool to convince young people that aspiring to be a couch potato is no aspiration at all.

Bud the Spud was created to be read aloud, and has been field-tested with children of all ages, from elementary through middle school--though teens love the book too, even when they're pretending to be too cool for it!

Our Thoughts:   Hilarity with a message.  My kids loved this book!!!  Yes, it had a gross out factor but the kids loved it.  Me, I cringed when I overheard them reading it.  YUK!  My kids, they just laughed and laughed some more.  I think the "Mommy Gross Out Factor" only made them wanna read the book more.

The book is full of big, bold, comical fonts and potato-esque browns and greens.  I loved the color scheme of Bud the Spud as it was the perfect compliment to the story line.  Illustrator "Java John" Goldacker did a wonderful job bringing Adam Byrn Tritt's story to life.  

For more info:

  • Check out author, Adam Tritt's website at for more info on this fab read or his many other works.
  • Bud the Spud is available in bookstores nationwide including Amazon online.

Disclosure:  Many thanks to the publisher for the opportunity to review this book.  I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for this review.  The thoughts expressed above are mine. Visit for the complete Disclosure Policy of Three Boys and an Old Lady blog.


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