March 2 is Read Across America Day in honor of the birthday of Theodore Geisel, best known as Dr. Seuss. In keeping with the educational aspect as well as whimsy of Dr. Seuss’s books, University of Idaho Library Special Collections and Archives suggests P is for Potato as an appropriate choice. P is for Potato, in the Day NW collection, is an Idaho based alphabet book written in 2005. It is described as “an A-Z pictorial for children ages 4-10 all about Idaho including, famous people, geography, history, and state symbols.”
Authors of the book are Stanley F. Steiner and Joy Steiner with illustrator Jocelyn Slack. If you can’t make it into the Special Collections and Archives Reading Room to request this book, copies of P is for Potato are also available in the UI Library main stacks and the UI College of Education Curriculum Center.