for Cowboy and Octopus
by Jon Scieszka
and Lane Smith
The dynamic duo of Scieszka and Smith offer another offbeat tale—this time featuring the unusual twosome of Cowboy and Octopus. Cowboy and Octopus meet on a playground when Octopus offers to help Cowboy utilize the teeter-totter. Deciding that they should be friends, they shake on it. And shake and shake and shake and shake and shake and shake and shake. Their friendship has a few peculiarities, such as Octopus not being too fond of Cowboy’s favorite meal of beans and bacon and Cowboy not understanding how to respond to Octopus’s knock-knock jokes. While the two have different opinions, they also have a real good time together. The wacky jokes in this story are complemented perfectly by the collage illustrations made from paper dolls, cartoon cutouts, photos, and fabric. (Ages 5–9)
CCBC Choices 2008. © Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 2008. Used with permission.
Peanut butter and jelly. George and Martha. Frog and Toad. Cowboy and . . . Octopus? Yes, that's right. Meet Cowboy and Octopus-the next great pair to become a household name. Cowboy likes beans'n'bacon and bacon'n'beans. Octopus eats raw seafood. Octopus prefers knock-knock jokes, but Cowboy doesn't get them. How will these two ever be friends?
Illustrated in funky, vintage-style cut-outs and told in several humorous mini-stories, the famous Stinky Cheese Man duo of Scieszka and Smith have created sweet-and of course hilarious-tales of an unlikely friendship.
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