In The Enormous Potato, Aubrey Davis retells a classic folktale about people coming together to get a job done. The farmer in this story plants a potato, which grows into the biggest potato in the world. It is so big, in fact, that he is unable to pull it out of the ground by himself, so he calls upon his wife, daughter, dog, cat, and then finally a mouse, until there is enough strength to pull the potato out of the ground. The narrative is relatively simple, and its simple, repetitive text allows beginning readers to participate in the reading. The illustrator's use of harvest hues helps augment the tone of the tale, and the pictures complement the story nicely: when the giant potato finally appears, it takes up two pages and practically hides the characters. Intended for preschoolers, this book helps children understand the importance of community.