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The Potato Chip Champ

Discovering Why Kindness Counts



Champ and Walter Norbert Whipplemoore are about as different as two kids can be … Well, except for their love of baseball and potato chips. Champ had everything, but always wanted more. Walter had very little, but was never seen without a smile on his face. In the end, it is Walter and some crunchy potato chips that teach Champ a lesson about character that can't be taught in school.

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What People Say About "The Potato Chip Champ"

I love this book! I have been a school social worker for 10 years and I use books all the time to help children learn to show empathy and respect.


The Potato Chip Champ is a book I know I will use over and over again because of the message it sends. Maria takes you through a story of kindness and compassion while showing that even kids who struggle with this can make a positive change.


- N. Closser


The Potato Chip Champ is a home run!

Maria Dismondy does not disappoint with her latest book. This is a story of a friendship that engages every age with its storyline, characters and pictures.My 4-year-old loves to look at this book over and over, and tell it back to me in her own words. I love the message that she is learning about kindness and acceptance. We are happy that this book has joined our Maria Dismondy collection!


- E. Petrous


There's more to life than potato chips! That is the lesson Champ must learn and a great message for all kids, it's not what you have but who you are that is most important.


The author Maria Dismondy is able to capture the attention of my 3 year old with her unique characters in every book she has written, while teaching valuable lessons about growing up as a child today. Looking forward to The Potato Chip Champ becoming our new favorite book and will anxiously await to see what the author comes up with next!


- S. Wark