Cowboy and Octopus by Jon Scieszka

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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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About Jon Scieszka

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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.
Published September 6, 2007 by Viking Juvenile. 40 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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It survives every ensuing challenge, from a multi-course dinner of disgusting (to Octopus) beans and bacon, bacon and beans and just plain beans to Cowboy’s honest, if undiplomatic, opinion that Octopus’s new hat “looks like something my horse dropped behind him.” Paper-doll cut-outs, the square-...

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Octopus wears a doily and tiara for a Halloween costume, proclaiming himself the tooth fairy (“Now that’s scary,” Cowboy quips) and attempts to tell Cowboy a knock-knock joke (“Ain’t nobody there!” the dude protests).

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Cowboy and Octopus are friends and they interact in seven very short stories dealing with jokes/sharing food and being honest .

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