The Books

One Potato Review

From, improbably, the rascal who thrilled and confused us with The Three Robbers fifty years ago, this is a relatively sober history – of Jews and non-Jews in Nazi era Germany, and American involvement in World War II – told from the point of view of a toy who has seen plenty of near-misses himself. You might think this glosses over too many horrors of the period, or you might think such horrors – however delicately related – are inappropriate for younger, more sensitive readers. You might just be nitpicking. With warmth and stray flashes of narrative mischief, this does not begin to try and explain the inexplicable, but it’s a pretty good place to start asking questions.