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Polkabats and Octopus Slacks: 14 Stories #2020

Polkabats and Octopus Slacks Stories Georgie Spider catches flies but never eats the little guys Instead he cooks them up in pies He doesn t use the legs or eyes or any artificial dyes Not far from a greenish town the Bathtub Driver is

  • Title: Polkabats and Octopus Slacks: 14 Stories
  • Author: Calef Brown
  • ISBN: 9780395854037
  • Page: 409
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Polkabats and Octopus Slacks: 14 Stories By Calef Brown, Georgie Spider catches flies but never eats the little guys Instead he cooks them up in pies He doesn t use the legs or eyes or any artificial dyes Not far from a greenish town, the Bathtub Driver is selling cut rate imported shampoo Georgie Spider serves up award winning pies, while overhead on Highwire 66 there s a small problem causing an acrobat traffic jam EGeorgie Spider catches flies but never eats the little guys Instead he cooks them up in pies He doesn t use the legs or eyes or any artificial dyes Not far from a greenish town, the Bathtub Driver is selling cut rate imported shampoo Georgie Spider serves up award winning pies, while overhead on Highwire 66 there s a small problem causing an acrobat traffic jam Ed s funny smell, Eliza s special jacket they re all part of the picture in Polkabats and Octopus Slacks, fourteen stories about pesky snails, sleeping fruit, and one funky snowman In the tradition of Edward Lear, Calef Brown has fashioned fourteen nonsense poems so zany that both young and old will be unable to suppress their laughter Brown s invented words and sounds and their visual counterparts create both an audible and a visual feast This is the kind of silliness children relish.

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    1. Ahhhh This book is too wonderful for words There are polka bats dropping polka turds There s Ed with cherries on his head And skeleton flowers that glow for hours 14 poems most wacky, and pictures most untacky

    2. Kansas City Octopusis wearing fancy slacks.Bell bottom,just got em,fifty bucks including tax.Red corduroy,and boy o boy,they fit like apple pie.Multi pocket snazzy trouserscustom made for octopi.Fantastic plastic stretch elastickeeps em nice and tight.Kansas City Octopusis looking good tonight

    3. A birthday present from 1999, unread despite the delightful title, til now Silly maybe just not working for me right now One star for polka bats with polka turds and one for the lonely, fear filled, desert dwelling surfer.

    4. When I need something light, I often pick up a children s book This is how I stumbled upon this book after reading The Road It s a quick read 5 minutes if that and meant for 4 8 year olds supposedly It s full of silly, rhyming, brief poems about an octopus wearing 50 bellbottoms and a traffic jam on a tightrope The poems actually I would rate about 3 stars they don t reach the level of Dr Seuss Shel Silverstein in my opinion though I think kids 4 8 years old would likely rate the poems higher Bu [...]

    5. Wow I am in love with this poem book and everything else that Calef Brown has written The illustrations are hilarious and amazing and the poetry is great fun I definitely plan on using this book during a poetry unit in my own classroom no matter what the age and plan to use it to encourage creative and crazy pieces from the kids.

    6. Calef Brown s children s books are truly one of kind experiences Part Dr Seuss, part Shel Silverstein, and all his original folk art creations Not for the close minded, and for those who except and love that which is sometimes called weird.

    7. I picked up this book from a review at dooce It s a little old for Owen, he misses a lot of the humor He loves it all the same, and the art is amazing I can see us checking this out again when he s 5, and rolling on the floor together over the polkabat turds Kick it, funky snowman

    8. A popular bedtime selection When Danny went through his snowman phase in December, he often said the ones he drew were Funky snowmen Mom s favorite is Octopus Slacks Kansas City Octopus is looking GOOD tonight

    9. Hillarious Polkabats is my favorite poem it mentions jury duty, Stroganoff, and poka turds all in one poem I love reading books to the kids that are also entertaining to me I m a fan of his illustrations.

    10. I am so in love with this book I can t stand it It might be the illustrations, or just the shear whimsy that this makes everyone feel when it is read out loud.

    11. Love this book and I still go to npr to hear Scott Simon s and Daniel Pinkwater s review of it A great book of short seemingly nonsensical to adults poems for kids.

    12. No Awards I would say this is a good Poetry book from Kindergarten 3rd grade It has a 14 poems each with a different theme Some of the poems rhyme and some do not Some of them have a Rhythm to them while others a little less so I like all the different poems I felt like there were some that were funny and fun to play with They had a good rhythm to them and were well worth the read I would use this book to have a fun poem of the week I would use only one of the 14 poems, and spread them out throu [...]

    13. I chose this book for three reasons 1 I love this author, 2 I thought the title was hilarious and 3 I wanted a poem book I was not disappointed I love this book, because it has GREAT illustrations and the poems are nonsense and perfect for teaching students about poems, if not only reading them for a laugh I think what is powerful when trying to teach poems, is that a lot of students including myself have a hard time writing them Calef Brown s books shows that they do not have to rhyme or even m [...]

    14. Just by reading the title of this book, I knew it was one I would like It is a fun book to read and even includes many different short stories Each story is written in the form of a short poem The way that these stories are presented helps in their overall appeal All of the stories are quite silly The word choice emphasizes this idea Brown includes words and little phrases that are a little ridiculous, such as, Red corduroy they fit like apple pie These lines are not something that would instant [...]

    15. Calef Brown authors and illustrates what he calls, 14 stories, entitled Polka Bats and Octopus Slacks A zany collection of rhyming, fantastical stories, this read aloud poetry book is appealing to ages 4 and up The accompanying colorful sketches add to the whimsy of the stories The reader meets memorable characters like Kansas City Octopus, the Bathtub Driver and Funky Snowman Beginning readers will easily guess the rhyming words to finish the sentence of each poem which lends itself to group re [...]

    16. I loved this book the moment I picked it up at a B N in Bismarck, North Dakota on October 1, 1999 It was my daughter s fourth birthday and we totally fell in love with Funky Snowman It was most likely our favorite book until we fell under Harry Potter s spell I strongly recommend this book it is so much fun The rhymes are so catchy and illustration are bright, bold and amusing.

    17. A popular bedtime selection When Danny went through his snowman phase in December, he often said the ones he drew were Funky snowmen Mom s favorite is Octopus Slacks Kansas City Octopus is looking GOOD tonight

    18. This is the perfect book of poems for 10 year olds as the word turd appears in one poem These poems are short and funny with great illustrations Keep this book on hand for quick end of class read alouds or for students to just enjoy on their own.

    19. A popular bedtime selection When Danny went through his snowman phase in December, he often said the ones he drew were Funky snowmen Mom s favorite is Octopus Slacks Kansas City Octopus is looking GOOD tonight

    20. This is a fabulous book, perfect for toddlers and young kids, but also, I think adults would enjoy the whimsical rhymes and interesting characters such as the bathtub driver and his one legged duck, Alfonso.

    21. If you haven t discovered the wonderful world of Calef Brown, run to your local independent bookseller today The whole family loves reading his silly poems.

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