Monday, January 28, 2013

I Recommend: Cowboy and Octopus

I haven't done an I Recommend post in a long time (in which I recommend a picture book my family has enjoyed). As you know, I'm the mother of many small children, so I read more than my fair share of picture books. With joy and pleasure, I might add. I love this genre!

And I adore this zany collection of tales by Jon Scieszka. If you like Scieszka's humor (who wouldn't?) you will love Cowboy and Octopus. It's totally weird and hilarious. We borrowed it from the library and kept it out as long as we could. My son would carry it around the house reciting bits and pieces from it.

And we'd all laugh. The entire family. Over and over again.

We now own a copy, so we can live in the Land of Mirth. Permanently.

Have you read any Jon Scieszka books? Which is your favorite?


  1. There was something so wacky and off about this title that I just had to check it out. Thanks for sharing it!

  2. I might have to read it just because of the title! Thanks for the review. :)

  3. I'll definitely look for it! Thanks for the recommendation!

  4. This sounds hilarious! I bet my kiddo would love it. Thanks for sharing!

  5. I've read this one, and it is totally hilarious. :o)