The Couch Potato

The Couch Potato

AUTHOR: Jory John

NARRATOR: Kirby Heyborne

DURATION: 9 minutes


Listen Audiobook An Instant New York Times Bestseller, an Instant Indie Bestseller, and an Indie Next List Selection, this delightful picture book introduces readers to the world of the Couch Potato. Authored by the dynamic duo of Jory John and Pete Oswald, renowned for their bestsellers like “The Bad Seed,” “The Good Egg,” and “The Cool Bean,” this book is destined to entertain and educate children and adults alike.

Meet your new companion, the Couch Potato, who is the embodiment of leisure and comfort, ensconced in the folds of a cozy couch. In this amusing tale, readers will witness the Couch Potato’s unshakable commitment to uninterrupted relaxation, where everything is within arm’s reach. The notion of moving from the sunken couch cushion is anathema to this character.

However, life takes an unexpected turn when a power outage forces the Couch Potato to peel themselves away from the warm embrace of their living room haven. Reluctantly, they venture outdoors, and the story begins to explore whether the allure of fresh air and sunshine can possibly rival the captivating views on their screens.

As the narrative unfolds, readers of all ages will be treated to laughter and enlightenment, as the Couch Potato undergoes a transformation. They discover that a harmonious blend of screen time and playtime is the key to genuine happiness. This timeless lesson in moderation is presented in a humorous and engaging manner, making it accessible and relatable to children and adults alike.

Jory John and Pete Oswald’s books have a special place in the hearts of children aged 4 to 8, as well as anyone who appreciates a good laugh. Their impressive repertoire includes “The Bad Seed,” “The Good Egg,” “The Cool Bean,” “The Couch Potato,” “The Good Egg Presents: The Great Eggscape!” “The Bad Seed Presents: The Good, the Bad, the Spooky!” and “The Cool Bean Presents: As Cool as It Gets.” These books have earned widespread acclaim for their ability to entertain while imparting valuable life lessons, and “The Couch Potato” promises to be another cherished addition to their collection.

In a world increasingly dominated by screens and sedentary lifestyles, “The Couch Potato” serves as a timely reminder of the importance of finding balance between technology and the joys of outdoor play. With its endearing characters and witty storytelling, this book is not just a literary gem but also a valuable tool for fostering healthy habits in children and sparking meaningful discussions about the role of screens in our lives. So, peel yourself off the couch, embark on this delightful journey with the Couch Potato, and rediscover the simple pleasures of the world beyond the screen.