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by Kevin Henkes

One Potato Review

The great, pragmatic Kevin Henkes addressing one of life’s most intractable dilemmas: when is it ever the right time to ditch that blankie, that thumb, those plastic knights, or favorite picture books? Full disclosure: this reader has forever regarded Owen’s busybody neighbor Mrs. Tweezers as one of the foremost villains of our times, for all of her sour insinuation. “Can’t be a baby forever,” she offers, and though the solution cooked up by Owen’s mother may strike some as unsatisfactory (or even a little traumatic) at least it does not ignore the possibility that being a baby has absolutely nothing to do with it. Is there a Mr. Tweezers around, or did he walk into an ocean?

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