Polkabats and Octopus Slacks

14 Stories by Calef Brown

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin

Written in English
Cover of: Polkabats and Octopus Slacks | Calef Brown
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Number of Pages32
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ISBN 100618111298
ISBN 109780618111299

Illustrator and children’s book author Calef Brown studied at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California. He is the author and illustrator of Polkabats and Octopus Slacks: 14 Stories (), a collection of story poems that won the Marion Vannett Ridgeway Award for. Calef Brown is the #1 New York Times bestselling author and illustrator of Flamingos on the Roof, Tippintown, Dutch Sneakers and Fleakeepers, and Polkabats and Octopus lives in Released on: J Children's Book World. Order Books Online. Search. Up Verses Down: Poems, Paintings, and Serious Nonsense (Hardcover) By Calef Brown, Calef Brown (Illustrator) $ Add to Wish List. Usually Ships in Days. Description. “Polkabats and Octopus Slacks — The Music!” is an audio tour through the off-kilter world of poet and illustrator Calef Brown, the author of five books for children. In setting 28 of Brown’s poems to music, Lynch and Beaty walked a fine line: writing hip kids’ music that engages adults with sharp, genre-hopping songwriting.

Illustrator and children’s book author Calef Brown studied at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, CA. He is author and illustrator of a dozen books for children including Polkabats and Octopus Slacks: 14 Stories (), a collection of story poems that won the Marion Vannett Ridgeway Award for Poetry; Dutch Sneakers and Fleakeepers: 14 More Stories (), a .   Calef Brown is an illustrator, character designer, and children's book creator. Books he has written and illustrated include Polkabats and Octopus Slacks, Hallowilloween, and Flamingos on the Roof, which was a #1 New York Times bestseller. He has also illustrated Adventures of a Cat-Whiskered Girl, The Yggyssey, and The Neddiad by Daniel Pinkwater .

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Polkabats and Octopus Slacks holds a special place in my heart. It was my favorite book when I was little, and the poems still stick with me.

From Ed with cherries on his head to Skeleton Flowers to Snails, each poem is witty and the illustrations are so fun. Polkabats and Octopus Slacks book I have kids, it'll be a must-have in my nursery/5(60). Polkabats and Octopus Slacks book. Read 61 reviews from the world's largest community for readers.

Georgie Spider catches flies but never eats the little /5. 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 : HMH Books. Compare book prices from overbooksellers. Find Polkabats and Octopus Slacks: 14 Stories () by Brown, Calef/5().

Polkabats and Octopus Slacks holds a special place in my heart. It was my favorite book when I was little, and the poems still stick with me.

From Ed with cherries on his head to Skeleton Flowers to Snails, each poem is witty and the illustrations are so fun/5. 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.

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[Calef Brown] -- Fourteen poems about a variety of fanciful topics. 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.

Polkabats and Octopus Slacks: 14 Stories by Calef Brown and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at With ebullient Dixieland/ragtime jazz as accompaniment, Pinkwater, children's book author and radio personality, gleefully performs Brown's 14 hip and funny story-poems.

An on-air rave abou. Polkabats and Octopus Slacks holds a special place in my heart. It was my favorite book when I was little, and the poems still stick with me. From Ed with cherries on his head to Skeleton Flowers to Snails, each poem is witty and the illustrations are so fun.

When I have kids, it'll be a must-have in my nursery/5(49). In striving to enrich the lives of all readers, TeachingBooks supports the First Amendment and celebrates the right to read.

Book Detective An independent book search and recommendation engine. So many books, so little time. Book Wizard; Polkabats and Octopus Slacks 14 Stories. By Calef Brown, Calef Brown.

Grades. PreK-K, Genre. Non-Fiction. Why are flies swarming around Ed's head, and what caused the traffic jam on Highwire 66. Learn the answers to these questions while exploring the fanciful world created in this collection of fourteen rhyming tales.

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Greetings from myself and my alter egos. In my books I sometimes appear as a green cat. More often as a blue elephant.

My first book – Polkabats and Octopus Slacks was published by Houghton Mifflin in Since then I’ve written and illustrated a dozen more, including Dutch Sneakers and Fleakeepers, Tippintown, Soup for Breakfast, Hallowillloween. Polka-Bats and Octopus Slacks: 14 Stories By Calef Brown Great poetry and art -- I realized how much I missed this book today.

My daughter needed a poem for school so she brought the above book into my office for photocopying. Polkabats and Octopus Slacks: 14 Stories. Average rating: 4 out of 5 stars, based on 1 reviews 1 reviews. Calef Brown. Walmart # $ $ 7. 54 $ $ 7. Out of stock. It was a book of poems that were very interesting and whacky.

I would recommend this book to grades one through five. See more. Trock33, 4/5(1). Polkabats and Octopus Slacks By Heather B.

Armstrong Aug This probably goes under the category of kids’ things that I love more than the kids do, but this book is a work of pure genius, a collection of fourteen rhyming stories by Calef Brown.

Polkabats and Octopus Slacks - The Music. Songs by Clementown (Chris Beaty and Kate Lynch) from Poems by Calef Brown. Now available for purchase at or download on itunes. 28 Songs from all the poems in. Calef Brown writes, “Two things I like a whole lot: musical language and serious nonsense.

“My first book—Polkabats and Octopus Slacks: 14 Stories—was published in by Houghton seemed to like it, and I very much enjoyed making it, so I have since written and illustrated many more. Brown (Polkabats and Octopus Slacks) angles for the Silverstein or Prelutsky mantle in this collection of zany rhymes and funky folk-boho paintings."I eat my beans with lots of.

Polkabats and Octopus Slacks: 14 Stories. Calef Brown Polkabats and Octopus Slacks: 14 Stories 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.

Illustrator and children’s book author Calef Brown studied at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California. He is the author and illustrator of Polkabats and Octopus Slacks: 14 Stories (), a collection of story poems that won the Marion Vannett Ridgeway Award for Poetry; Dutch Sneakers and Fleakeepers: 14 More Stories (), a Parents’ Choice Recommended.

My super-stylish friend, Audrey, introduced my kids to Calef Brown’s work when she gifted us 4 of this books. Each is well-loved at our house, but today I’m going to feature Polkabats and Octopus up of 14 “stories” which.

When I sign copies of Polkabats and Octopus Slacks I usually draw a snail along with my signature – a nod to the poem Snails, in the book.

As I was dooding the aforementioned creatures, I reflected on how satisfying and easy they are to draw. When i returned home, I pulled out a jar of india ink and some brushes, and drew a swarm of 41 snails. ABOUT CALEF BROWN: Calef Brown is an illustrator, character designer, and children's book creator.

Books he has written and illustrated include Hypnotize a Tiger, which won the Lee Bennett Hopkins Poetry Honor Award, Polkabats and Octopus Slacks, Hallowilloween, and Flamingos on the Roof, which was a #1 New York Times bestseller. Calef Brown is an illustrator, character designer, and children's book creator.

Books he has written and illustrated include Polkabats and Octopus Slacks, Hallowilloween, and Flamingos on the Roof, which was a #1 New York Times bestseller. He has also illustrated Adventures of a Cat-Whiskered Girl, The Yggyssey, and The Neddiad by Daniel Pinkwater and The Curious Case.

Calef has a way of seeing affection in all its moments. He is the award-winning author and illustrator of Polkabats and Octopus Slacks Stories, among other books. Using engaging and nonsensical characters, Brown crafts narrative story-poems with a jazzy beat. Give this book to a cherished friend!

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And because the only people.Calef Brown has been working as an illustrator since In he started writing a children book that later released in titled Polkabats and Octopus Slacks. “In the winter of I took a two-month trip to India with some sketchbooks and art supplies.