The League of Unexceptional Children by Gitty Daneshvari
Cover art by James Lancett
Ben Hardy has been cursed by potatoes. Moving to Idaho seemed like a bad sign — and sure enough, a catastrophe in the cafeteria soon lands him a job as the substitute mascot for their school. Which is (you guessed it) a friendly spud. With learning how to maneuver in a musty old costume, sorting out his plans for the big school dance, and keeping his identity under wraps, Ben’s life as a potato is anything but bland.
Out of all the mascot options — the Cougars, the Eagles, the Saber-Toothed Tigers — my new school just had to be the Spuds.
I love finding something unexpected at the thrift store. This particular find had me laughing in the store, because I couldn’t put it down. Read it cover to cover right there, and then had to buy it so that I could share!
Question of the Day: Where do you find the best books/recommendations?
A day without laughter is a day wasted.
I believe in puns! I believe in comic strips, and silly skits, and humorous asides. Wordplay, dad jokes, memes, and ridiculous riddles are are all warmly welcomed. Being serious just isn’t my style. Rolling On the Floor Laughing shouldn’t make people roll their eyes, it should be an invitation! Let’s do more Laughing Out Loud for real. There’s plenty of great material out there.
Question of the Day: Who do you think is funny?