Spud Saver is an illustrated novel about a potato named Spud. Spud was thrown away by a family when he started to grow potato eyes and made stopping food waste his mission. He spreads awareness of food waste and helps children through food waste dilemmas. This book will be like the Captain Underpants series in that it is a comic book mixed with a novel. It is targeted towards elementary schoolers and is both educational and entertaining. To me, reaching out to children is crucial to solving any issue and a fun book seems like the perfect way to relate to them.
Once I learned about food waste, I wondered why I hadn't heard about it that much before. I realized that there aren't many opportunities for younger grades to access and discuss this information. This book will give children the opportunity to learn about food waste in a digestible (no pun intended) and fun way. This is a pretty new idea and I only have a rough outline of the plot, but I believe it is a engaging and exciting way to look at food waste.