I Am A Pole (And So Can You!)
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I Am A Pole (And So Can You!)

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by Stephen Colbert
     
 

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"The sad thing is, I like it" - Maurice Sendak"

The perfect gift to give a child or grandchild for their high school or college graduation.
Also Father's Day.
Also, other times."

- Stephen ColbertSee more details below

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"The sad thing is, I like it" - Maurice Sendak"

The perfect gift to give a child or grandchild for their high school or college graduation.
Also Father's Day.
Also, other times."

- Stephen Colbert

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Starring a dopily earnest, bug-eyed pole seeking a purpose in life, Colbert’s tongue-in-cheek debut picture book was born out of a segment with Maurice Sendak on the Colbert Report, in which the late author/illustrator decried the talentless individuals (particularly celebrities) creating children’s books. The result: a patriotic parody of saccharine, over-earnest picture books. Colbert’s deadpan humor traipses into the tactless as he riffs on singsong verse (“I maypoled for a month,/ Learning pagans aren’t my type.../ I didn’t cut it as a totem—/ Me no smoke-um the peace pipe”), and the digital illustrations, unskilled by design, mock amateurish art. Pole’s pursuits underscore that Colbert’s adult fans will be the book’s primary audience—like Go the F**k to Sleep, this is a not-for-children “children’s book” (Pole considers becoming a “Gallup poll” and interns as a stripper pole before becoming an American flagpole). Still, Colbert affirms his place as a master of the kind of satire that, if you aren’t paying attention, you might just miss is a joke. Agent: Dan Strone, Trident Media Group. (May)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781455523429
Publisher:
Grand Central Publishing
Publication date:
05/08/2012
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
376,545
Product dimensions:
8.20(w) x 11.40(h) x 0.50(d)

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