The Books

Pomelo Begins to Grow

by Ramona Badescu
Illustrated by Benjamin Chaud

One Potato Review

On growing up and moving on: this is another of those rare tall books that doesn’t seem to fit anymore on American shelves, and yet all of the extra acreage here feels indispensable for containing such phantasmagoria as a chorus of giddy potatoes who like to throw mud cakes at one another and lounge in the branches, a hovering, menacing teapot, forests of mushrooms, and Pomelo himself, who is mysteriously identified as a garden elephant. From France.

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