Let's not try to overanalyze this, shall we? It's hysterical. Fans of Stephen Colbert will probably appreciate the humor in it more, but anyone with a funny bone should get a giggle (or at least a broad smile) out of this. Tom Hanks is a wonderful reader (how do we get him to read more books?)
Not expensive and good to listen while in the car with kids. On road trips I find it difficult to find books both my 11 and 7 year old like. They both enjoyed this one!
I love Stephen Colbert but this was not funny. The best part of the whole thing was the banter between him and Tom Hanks before the book started. Even at less than 2 dollars, this isn't worth it.
I like Doctor Who.
It's a story about a pole told as if to small children. The book itself is not particularly funny. However, the banter between Colbert and Hanks was hilarious and that alone was worth the price of admission. The thoughtful inclusion of a .pdf file with all the illustrations was gravy. I cannot regret spending $1.50 on this.
I must be missing something! The reviews I read led me to believe that this book was far better than what it actually is! I'm very glad the proceeds are going towards our veterans at least! It's a cute little story, but the reviews seem to be exaggerating things quite a bit!
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Why did I buy I am a Pole (And So Can You!) you ask? Because there was a lot of hype behind it, because Maurice Sendak likes it, because proceeds from this book will be donated to charity, because I needed a break from the book I am currently listening to, because I am sucker, I will let you decide. I had to know what a pole’s purpose in life would be according to Stephen Colbert.
I am a Pole (And So Can You!) is a cute tale of the dreams of a pole, yes a pole. Ridiculous, yes absolutely. Entertaining, yes. I do not feel bad for buying I am a Pole (And So Can You!) because 100% of the proceeds will go to US vets! This was my first adventure into children’s audio books and audio books that are less than 10 minutes in length. All in all I am a Pole (And So Can You!) did make me laugh out loud. Audible.com gives you a PDF version of the book so you can follow along with the story while you listen to this with your kids.
yes, I like them both, but this was even more silly than I imagined
nothing really, there wasn't much to it
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Really short, but even the intro is funny. Stephen Colbert is funny, even at his worst, but this was pretty good. Sort of like Seuss in rhythm, but with the interaction between Tom Hanks and Stephen Colbert in the introduction and at the end, it was very entertaining. The main part is great for kids. Hey, Maurice Sendak liked it, and he didn't even like kids.