Cowboy & Octopus

By Scieszka, Jon

Publishers Summary:
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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ISBN
978-0-67091-058-8
Publisher
Viking


REVIEWS

School Library Journal

Reviewed on September 1, 2007

Gr 1-5 Picture-book readers meet an unlikely pair of friends here: a refined octopus and a cowboy who is a little rough around the edges. The two are actually paper cutouts: the title page reveals that Cowboy has been snipped from a "Western Heroes" paper-doll book and Octopus from a comic strip. Seven hilarious short stories are presented, beginning with the origin of the friendship, in which Cowboy is confused about a teeter-totter that doesn't seem to work until Octopus "repairs" it by sitting on the...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on September 1, 2007

Move over, Laurel and Hardy, Calvin and Hobbes, macaroni and cheese. There's a new twosome in town—a cowpoke and a cephalopod, no less. Scieszka and Smith, themselves a crackerjack team, have cast their unlikely duo in seven vignettes that reveal the ins and outs of friendship. When we first meet the pair (which is also when they first meet each other), Cowboy is gesturing toward a long plank that slants toward the ground. Outlined in white, h...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Starred Review on January 1, 2007

There's a new twosome in town--a cowpoke and a cephalopod. Scieszka and Smith cast their unlikely duo in seven vignettes that reveal ...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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