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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. Watch a QuickTime trailer for this book. "

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780670910588
ISBN-10: 0670910589
Format: Hardback
(266mm x 259mm x 11mm)
Imprint: Viking Books
Publisher: Viking Books
Publish Date: 6-Sep-2007
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Jon Scieszka

Multiple award-winning author Jon Scieszka grew up in Flint, Michigan, the second oldest and the nicest of six boys. Jon went to school at Culver Military Academy in Indiana where he was a Lieutenant; Albion College in Michigan where he studied to be a doctor; and Columbia University in New York, where he received an M.F.A. in fiction. He taught elementary school in New York for ten years in a variety of positions. He is the author of many books for children including theNew York TimesBest Illustrated BookThe Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales(illustrated by Lane Smith), the Caldecott Honor bookThe True Story of the Three Little Pigs(illustrated by Lane Smith), andMath Curse(illustrated by Lane Smith). In addition to his work as an author, Jon also runs a web-based literacy program called Guys Read that is designed to encourage boys, particularly reluctant readers, to get involved with books. In 2008, Jon was named the country s first National Ambassador for Young People s Literature, a joint effort of the Library of Congress and the Children s Book Council. During his two-year role as Ambassador, he acted as a spokesperson for children s literature, speaking to groups of parents, teachers, and children to encourage the importance of reading. You can visit Jon online at www.jsworldwide.com."

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