Potatoes on My Head
About the Book
Laila’s mom wants her to clean her plate. But Laila doesn’t care for potatoes. So instead of eating them like her mother asked, Laila dumps the whole plate of potatoes on her head! Angry, her mother sends her to her room without even letting her clean up the mess.
Little does Laila know that her act of rebellion has set off a chain of magical events that will take her to where she belongs—a world where she can be wild, free, and as silly as she wants to be. For when Laila gets to her room, the mashed potatoes on her head become enchanted. They expand to cover her whole room like a blanket of snow! That’s when her blanket says, “Hop on!” and flies Laila to a place far, far away.
Surrounded by wild animals in a distant jungle, Laila couldn’t be happier. That is, until it starts to get dark. For when the sun goes down, the jungle can be a very scary place. On second thought, maybe potatoes aren’t so bad after all!
About the Author
Diana Rountree has a degree in elementary education from the University of Florida. She spent years in the classroom teaching. She has enjoyed writing and sharing stories with her friends and family. Today she lives with her husband in Green Cove Springs, Florida. She has three grown children and one granddaughter.