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Cowboy and Octopus

By: Jon Scieszka

Illustrator: Lane Smith

Cowboy can't get his teeter-totter to work. Then Octopus comes along and offers to help by sitting on the other side. "Yee-haw!" says Cowboy. "You fixed it." Whether Octopus is pretending to like the all-beans dinner Cowboy made or Cowboy is trying to understand Octopus's knock-knock joke about lettuce, this unlikely pair sticks together through all kinds of odd situations. After all, as Octopus says, "Some things work better with a friend." Full-color mixed-media illustrations.

ISBN: 9780670910588

JLG Release: Nov 2007


Sensitive Areas: None
Topics: Helping others , Friends , Mistakes , Surprises , Food , Being polite , Halloween , Costumes , Differing views , Knock-knock jokes , Telling the truth

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Awards & Honors

CCBC Choices 2008, Picture Books for School-Aged Children

Praise & Reviews

Starred or favorable reviews have been received from these periodicals:

Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books, Booklist, The Horn Book Magazine*, The Horn Book Guide^, Kirkus Reviews, Publishers Weekly, School Library Journal

Horn Book

There's a new twosome in town--a cowpoke and a cephalopod. Scieszka and Smith cast their unlikely duo in seven vignettes that reveal the ins and outs of friendship. All are simply told, surprisingly fresh, and genuinely funny--with Smith's artfully weathered mixed-media orchestrations pushing the humor level up and up and up. (Octopus dressed as th There's a new twosome in town--a cowpoke and a cephalopod. Scieszka and Smith cast their unlikely duo in seven vignettes that reveal the ins and outs of friendship. All are simply told, surprisingly fresh, and genuinely funny--with Smith's artfully weathered mixed-media orchestrations pushing the humor level up and up and up. (Octopus dressed as the tooth fairy for Halloween is flat-out hilarious.)

Book Details

ISBN

9780670910588

First Release

November 2007

Genre

Humorous fiction.

Dewey Classification

F

Trim Size

10" x 10"

Page Count

40

Accelerated Reader

Level 2.2; Points: 0.5;

Scholastic Reading Counts

Level 1.8; Points: 1;

Lexile

N/A

Format

Print Book

Edition

-

Publisher

Viking

Potentially Sensitive Areas

None

Topics

Helping others, Friends, Mistakes, Surprises, Food, Being polite, Halloween, Costumes, Differing views, Knock-knock jokes, Telling the truth,

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