Monday, August 20, 2012

I Am A Pole (And So Can You!)

I Am A Pole (And So Can You!) - I Am a Pole (And So Can You!) is a 2012 children’s book written by Stephen Colbert and illustrated by Paul Hildebrand. The book tells the story of a fictional pole finding his purpose in life. The title is a play on Colbert’s first book, I Am America (And So Can You!) All proceeds from the book go to USVETS, a non-profit dedicated to returning troops.

The book is notable for a blurb of endorsement on the cover attributed to children’s writer Maurice Sendak. During a January 2012 interview of Sendak by Colbert, Colbert shared a draft of the book with Sendak, to which Sendak stated “The sad thing is, I like it!”; the statement was used as the blurb for the cover. Soon afterward, Colbert reportedly secured a publishing deal for the book. Sendak coincidentally died the morning of the book’s release, and, in tribute, The Colbert Report aired uncensored previously unreleased clips of the interview, with Colbert encouraging those unfamiliar with Sendak’s work to “read his books. And for those who don’t read, they’ve got lots of pictures.”

Reviewers of the book noted that this book, while seemingly targeted to children, contains imagery which may be considered adult in nature, such as a scene of a stripper performing striptease on the eponymous pole. Colbert mentioned on his show that the book is “the perfect gift to give a child, or grandchild, for their high school or college graduation. Also, Father’s Day. Also, other times.”

I Am A Pole (And So Can You!) Rating: 4.5 Diposkan Oleh: Arm Aritn

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