Catalina Magdalena Hoopensteiner Wallendiner Hogan Logan Bogan Was Her Name

Catalina Magdalena Hoopensteiner Wallendiner Hogan Logan Bogan Was Her Name

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by Tedd Arnold
     
 

Wild and wacky art by Tedd Arnold illustrates this favorite camp song. With googly eyes that move and priced at $10.95!

Meet Catalina Magdalena Whoopensteiner Wallendiner Hogan Logan Bogan...
She had two holes on the bottom of her nose--
One for her fingers, and one for her toes!
Though she has two arms that drag along the ground, two feet bigger than

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Wild and wacky art by Tedd Arnold illustrates this favorite camp song. With googly eyes that move and priced at $10.95!

Meet Catalina Magdalena Whoopensteiner Wallendiner Hogan Logan Bogan...
She had two holes on the bottom of her nose--
One for her fingers, and one for her toes!
Though she has two arms that drag along the ground, two feet bigger than a bathroom mat, and just two teeth in her mouth, life for Catalina is full and fun! Best-selling author/illustrator Tedd Arnold has transformed a popular camp song into a wild, wacky, happy book--with a wonderful message of making the most of life and finding joy where one can! And on the cover of the book are googly eyes that really move!

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Magdalena Hoopensteiner Wallendiner Hogan Logan Bogan Was Her Name; the nose-picking heroine's large, plastic "googley" eyes protrude from the cover. Arnold's wry take on the campfire favorite is that Miss Bogan, who could be considered freakish ("She had two eyes that were quite a sight;/ One looked left and the other looked right"), is instead cheered on by family and friends who adore her oddities. (July) Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
Children's Literature
The title of this book bears the same name as the famous camp song about a strange little girl who has only two hairs, crossed eyes, two teeth, flopping arms, and huge feet. The chorus of the song is the title of the book as well. This repetitive, silly camp song is hilariously illustrated by Tedd Arnold's fun-loving style. The song consists of only one line in each verse followed by the chorus, but Arnold adds to the meaning of the song by adding details in his illustrations that make Catalina's family seem even stranger. Each character is drawn with large googly eyes that are mirrored by two plastic googly eyes that stick out of the book's cover. Arnold includes an author's note in the back of the book that explains why he illustrated the song and also explains that there is more than one version of Catalina's name. He lists common versions of her name so readers can find the one that they remember from camp. He also explains a little bit of history behind the song. Any one who grew up singing this silly campfire song will enjoy Arnold's rendition of it. 2004, Scholastic/Cartwheel Books, Ages 4 to 8.
—Marcie Flinchum Atkins
School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 2-Arnold once again embraces the absurd with this illustrated rendition of a traditional camp song. The title character is undeniably a peculiar protagonist: she's got only two hairs on her head, arms like an ape, big feet, and she's cross-eyed. Pity for the poor young lady with these atrocious attributes might be expected. However, the watercolor cartoons give each descriptive verse a positive spin. Catalina may only have two teeth, but she makes dental history. She uses the "-two holes in the bottom of her nose" as receptacles for "her fingers- and- her toes," a trick that earns her the respect of her fellow scouts. As she grows up and marries, her adoring father snaps photos, proudly capturing every oddity. Catalina enjoys her life and looks deliriously happy in all of the illustrations. Music is appended along with some interesting variations on her name. Arnold's trademark artwork reflects the wacky humor of this song, and will attract a young audience.-Piper L. Nyman, Fairfield/Suisun Community Library, Fairfield, CA Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
Kirkus Reviews
Arnold's cartoon figures seem to explode across the pages with even more pop-eyed frenzy than usual in this rendition of the traditional camp song. Having done "very informal research," he gives himself license to add some original lyrics, sending young Catalina, et al., dancing from bassinet-"She had two holes in the bottom of her nose-One for her fingers . . . and one for her toes"-to wedding limo, with doting parents, friends, relatives, and a bemused beau swirling in her wake. He closes with a swatch of music, plus a list of variant monikers for the eponymous lass he's encountered along the way. Like the recent remake of Alan Sherman's Hello Muddah, Hello Faddah, illustrated by Jack E. Davis (p. 401), impossible to read without bursting into song-and maybe adding a few improvised lines. (Picture book. 6-8)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780590109949
Publisher:
Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date:
07/28/2004
Pages:
40
Product dimensions:
11.25(w) x 8.75(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

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Catalina Magdalena Hoopensteiner Wallendiner Hogan Logan Bogan Was Her Name 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Our son (who has speech problems) embraced this book as he was struggling to pronounce words correctly. It is adotrable, funny and a classic!
Guest More than 1 year ago
My children LOVE this book - Both our three and six year old can say her name with ease. This is a really fun book that will be requested again and again!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is such a cool and very cute book!! We love it! I remember listening to this story when I was little and LOVED when they sang this song! The pictures in this book are GREAT and colorful!! You would be pleased with is. We are getting my sons teachers this for a Christmas gift!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Wonderful fun to share with any child.