The Tickleoctopus

( 1 )

Overview


For Bup the caveboy and his parents, life was just one unhappy prehistoric day after another. They were very good at hunting for food, pinching, shouting, and making grim faces, but they didn’t know how to have fun. Then a wondrous creature with wiggly arms appeared and changed their dreary lives and the course of human history forever. This unique book features a die-cut cover, die-cut pages, foldouts, and cave talk that will tickle the funny...
See more details below
Available through our Marketplace sellers.
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (10) from $5.04   
  • New (3) from $89.96   
  • Used (7) from $5.04   
Close
Sort by
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Note: Marketplace items are not eligible for any BN.com coupons and promotions
$89.96
Seller since 2008

Feedback rating:

(194)

Condition:

New — never opened or used in original packaging.

Like New — packaging may have been opened. A "Like New" item is suitable to give as a gift.

Very Good — may have minor signs of wear on packaging but item works perfectly and has no damage.

Good — item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Acceptable — item is in working order but may show signs of wear such as scratches or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Used — An item that has been opened and may show signs of wear. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Refurbished — A used item that has been renewed or updated and verified to be in proper working condition. Not necessarily completed by the original manufacturer.

New
0152870008 New. Looks like an interesting title!

Ships from: Naperville, IL

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
$135.25
Seller since 2014

Feedback rating:

(290)

Condition: New
Brand New Item.

Ships from: Chatham, NJ

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$145.00
Seller since 2014

Feedback rating:

(181)

Condition: New
Brand new.

Ships from: acton, MA

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Close
Sort by
Note: Kids' Club Eligible. See More Details.
Sending request ...

Overview


For Bup the caveboy and his parents, life was just one unhappy prehistoric day after another. They were very good at hunting for food, pinching, shouting, and making grim faces, but they didn’t know how to have fun. Then a wondrous creature with wiggly arms appeared and changed their dreary lives and the course of human history forever. This unique book features a die-cut cover, die-cut pages, foldouts, and cave talk that will tickle the funny bones of even the grumpiest readers.

The lives of Bup the caveboy and his family are changed forever when an extraordinary creature teaches them to laugh and play.

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 4-Such superb silliness tucked in a tactile cover and exploding with bodacious illustrations on clever flip pages complete with peek-a-boo cutouts begs to be in every picture-book collection. The Woods are at their unpredictable best in this prehistoric mini-saga of the first smile, laugh, and play ``in the history of people.'' Don Wood's ``watercolor, gouache, colored pencil, soft pastel, and oil pastel on coquille board'' illustrations are warm and wonderful with a Van Goghesque abandon not seen in previous books. A rambunctious read-aloud with great giggle potential, The Tickleoctopus introduces a new language with such phrases as ``Moog wump'' and ``om na gahs.'' Rest assured that few will know if your accent is inaccurate. Life was far from jolly in prehistoric times until Bup discovered the tickleoctopus, and lightheartedness came to be. A somber page toward the end shows a modern family caught in the glow of a TV as the text mourns the passing of saber-toothed tigers, woolly mammoths, cave bears, and the Tickleoctopus. But don't despair: the youngest boy has forsaken the tube for a pouch full of wiggly pink tentacles...could it be? Read and see.- Jody McCoy, Casady School, Oklahoma City
Carolyn Phelan
Set in prehistoric days, this story tells about a grumpy cave family. When Ughmaw and Ughpaw go out for a day of hunting and gathering, they leave their boy Bup back in the cave to keep him safe from the saber-toothed tiger and the giant cave bear outside. Little do they know that lurking in the cave is an entirely new creature, the Tickleoctopus, who reaches out to Bup with his tentacles and tickles him until "for the first time in the history of people . . . someone smiled." Bup takes the creature out and spreads cheer through the neighborhood, and the story's ending ensures that every child who hears the book at bedtime will end up laughing, too. A mixture of pastels, gouache, and watercolor, the artwork creates a series of bright, expressive scenes. The Woods offer a picture book that's high in child appeal but evidently designed for the bookstore market. The die-cut pages and cardboard cover will attract readers, but the poor-quality binding won't stand up past the first few circulations. Libraries can count on rebinding, and that's "not" funny.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780152870003
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Publication date: 4/1/1994
  • Edition description: 1
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 48
  • Age range: 3 - 8 Years
  • Lexile: AD520L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 9.82 (w) x 11.08 (h) x 0.41 (d)

Meet the Author


AUDREY WOOD is the much-loved author of more than thirty books for children, including the bestselling The Napping House, Piggies, Heckedy Peg, and most recently, Piggy Pie Po, which she collaborated on with her husband, Don Wood. She lives in Hawaii.


DON WOOD, along with his wife, Audrey, is the creator of many beloved books for children, including The Napping House, Piggies, Heckedy Peg, King Bidgood's in the Bathtub, a Caldecott Honor Book, and most recently, Piggy Pie Po. The Woods live in Hawaii.

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 5
( 1 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(1)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing 1 Customer Reviews
  • Anonymous

    Posted April 19, 2005

    Great Memories

    I remember my second grade teacher reading my class this book on rainy day. It is a great book for all ages and gives tons of laughs with each read. I highly recommend this book!

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
Sort by: Showing 1 Customer Reviews

If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
Why is this product inappropriate?
Comments (optional)