The Couch Potato

The Couch Potato

Meet your new pal-tato in the fourth picture book from the #1 New York Times bestselling creators of The Bad Seed, The Good Egg, and The Cool Bean, Jory John and Pete Oswald.

The Couch Potato has everything he needs within reach of his sunken couch cushion. But when the electricity goes out, Couch Potato is forced to peel himself away from the comforts of his living room and venture outside. And when he does, he realizes fresh air and sunshine could be just the things he needs...

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

Title:The Couch Potato
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780062954534
Format Type:

    The Couch Potato Reviews

  • La Coccinelle

    This, the fourth installment in Jory John and Pete Oswald's series about sentient foodstuffs, was obviously conceived before 2020 and children became bombarded with the message to stay inside, glued t...

  • Cassie Thomas

    “I noticed the stillness.”During a pandemic one could feel an intense connection to The Couch Potato, you might say. You is me, I might say, because let’s face it - we’ve been at home. But the...

  • Abby Johnson

    Couch Potato loves to sit on the couch, surrounded by screens at all hours of the day. But when the power goes out he just might discover that there's more to the world that's worth exploring. This is...

  • Laura

    “My favorite place to slouch is on the couch.”Ditto! :)Couch Potato has everything he needs at his fingertips from headphones to TV to bunny slippers. And of course, the couch. His spot. His kingd...

  • Becky

    THE COUCH POTATO is another funny picture book by Jory John. Couch Potato has a pretty laid back, comfortable life. One day the power goes out and Couch Potato quickly becomes board and sets off on a ...

  • Karrie

    Once again a food stuff teaches us a lesson. This one about not staring at screens just has unfortunate timing for a pandemic. Please do get outside, and I loved that the sunset took a long time becau...

  • Cynthia

    I feel like this book was a personal attack on how I coped with 2020.If only Jory John knew what was coming when he published this book...All jokes aside, this wasn't my favorite Bad Seed book but it ...

  • Tatiana

    Due to the pandemic, a lot of us can relate to the star of The Couch Potato this year, but the lure of convenience offered by ever-advancing electronics predates 2020. Now it's all too easy to stay in...

  • Rebecca Caufman

    So cute! There are so many hidden gems in the pictures too to make a reader smile. A couch potato finds a reason to get off the couch and enjoy life....

  • Shannon

    Another funny instalment in the “seed” series. Great message for kids who are a little too attached to screens. ...