Pepper the Salt Potato – RockStar Book Tours


I am thrilled to be hosting a spot on the PEPPER THE SALT POTATO by Lenora Riegel Blog Tour hosted by Rockstar Book Tours. Check out my post and make sure to enter the giveaway!


About The Book:


Author: Lenora Riegel
Pub. Date: May 3, 2020
Publisher: Siphre Books
Formats: Hardcover
Pages: 38
Find it:  GoodreadsAmazonB&N,

If you’re not from Upstate New York, you may not have heard of salt potatoes or the most famous salt potato, Pepper. Pepper the Salt Potato was planning a visit to the New York State Fair with friends Jam the Jelly Jar, Snap the Pickle, and of course, Phil the Paper Bag. There’s one problem. Pepper could find any excuse not to take a bath because potatoes like dirt. Despite the friends’ efforts to get Pepper ready for the contest, Pepper wanted to stay dirty. He chanted his mantra, “I am who I am!” What are the chances Pepper will win a trophy for Best Potato of the Year at the State Fair?


My Thoughts

Pepper the Salt Potato was a lovely, illustrated book that was fun to look through, plus, the feel of the paper and overall look of the book was beautiful. The pages had cool eye-catching colors, transporting scenes, and easy to read words. I enjoyed reading about Peppers trip to the State Fair in New York and all the places he and his friends went on the way. I also enjoyed the authors history note in the front and the recipe on the back which added an interactive aspect I like seeing in children’s books. The overarching message of the book is good as well “I am who I am”, is a great reminder to just be yourself.

The only thing that would have made the story better was that the storyline itself seemed to be missing scenes. From one page to the next, there was not always a clear flow or thought process to lead the reader. However, it was still enjoyable, and I think Lenora Riegel and the publisher Siphre Books did a great job with the overall look and feel of the book. I give it 4 out of 5 stars and look forward to reading more books from Lenora Riegel.

*I volunteered to read this book in return for my honest feedback. The thoughts and opinions expressed within are my own.


About Lenora: 


Founder of Siphre Books, a children’s book publisher of stories set in the Finger Lakes region of upstate New York. Aww, Fishsticks was Lenora’s debut. What began as her search for living a lifelong dream turned into a children’s book. After 35 years in engineering, she spends her time writing and drawing. “I am who I am!”

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Giveaway Details:

1 winner will win a finished copy of the PEPPER THE SALT POTATO, US Only.


Click Here to Enter The Giveaway! 


Tour Schedule:

Week One:


BookHounds YA



Jotted by Jena




Instagram Stop


The Momma Spot



Adrienne Woods Books and Reviews



Week Two:


Three gals and plenty of books



I’m Shelf-ish



Travelers Wife 4 Life



Two Chicks on Books



Pine Enshrined Reviews / Pine Enshrine


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