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Polkabats and Octopus Slacks by Calef Brown

Polkabats and Octopus Slacks by Calef Brown

  • From our Children's category :

    Polkabats and Octopus Slacks  by Calef Brown

    Hardcover.  Very gently used, in very good condition.


    Author and illustrator Calef Brown is a blue elephant, we're told on the back flap of the book, and we half-believe it, judging from this exuberant, unforgettable collection of 14 ultra-hip rhyming stories about everything from sleeping fruit, to a funky -- and we mean funky -- snowman.

    In comical folk-art paintings, bathed in truly delicious colors, we meet Ed. "Introducing Ed, / with cherries on his head. / He says, 'I like the color,' / So all his stuff is red..."

    One odd hamlet is described like this: "Clementown is greenish, / the people tall and leanish, / the dogs bark very loudish, / but not because they're meanish."

    Brown sings the praises of "Snails" as well: "...they don't make threats, / they don't eat meat, / they don't place bets, / they almost always pay their debts / and never puff on cigarettes."

    These poems are as nonsensical as Edward Lear's, but clearly for modern hipster kids, and, well, adults, too. 






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