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Publisher Comments:

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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Review:

"If there is a more inventive duo at work in the picture-book field than Scieszka and Smith, co-creators of such gems as 'The Stinky Cheese Man' and 'The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs!,' I can't name it. The pair strikes gold again with this portrait in seven scenes of a very odd friendship. Not that kids will think a cowboy befriending an octopus is odd. That's the way they play. (When my two sons... Washington Post Book Review (read the entire Washington Post review)

Synopsis:

With funky, vintage-style cut-outs and several humorous mini-stories, the famous "Stinky Cheese Man" duo of Jon Scieszka and Lane Smith have created sweet-and hilarious-tales of an unlikely friendship between a cowboy and an octopus.

About the Author

Jon Scieszka and Lane Smith have collaborated on the award-winning titles The True Story of The Three Little Pigs; The Stinky Cheese Man; Math Curse; Squids Will Be Squids; Baloney, Henry P.; Science Verse, and Seen Art. Jon Scieszka lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Lane Smith lives in Washington Depot, Connecticut.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780670910588
Author:
Scieszka, Jon
Publisher:
Viking Books
Illustrator:
Smith, Lane
Author:
Smith, Lane
Subject:
Humorous Stories
Subject:
Social Issues - Friendship
Subject:
Friendship
Subject:
Cowboys
Subject:
Children's 4-8 - Fiction - General
Subject:
Children s humor
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardback
Publication Date:
20070931
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from K up to AND UP
Language:
English
Illustrations:
YES
Pages:
40
Dimensions:
10.47x10.18x.42 in. 1.05 lbs.
Age Level:
04-08

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