The story of a pole, searching for his purpose in life.
"The perfect gift to give a child or grandchild for their high school or college graduation. Also Father's Day. Also, other times."
PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio.
©2012 Stephen Colbert (P)2012 Hachette
"The sad thing is, I like it." (Maurice Sendak)
If you want to teach kids something worthwhile, you leave the stripper out of it. Was hoping to share it with my kids, but now I won't.
leave out the stripper, and it's good clean fun.
So many books, so little time...
This is the must have for the Stephen Colbert fan. You must not only buy this audio book, but also the hardback copy. The proceeds are going to a charity.
What could be better, Tom Hanks reading the heart and soul of Stephen Colbert.
Lovely children's story.
Perhaps he will write a follow up book 50 Shades of a Grey Pole by Stephen Colbert. Now that would be an interesting follow-up book.
Buy this book!
Rating scale: 5=Loved it, 4=Liked it, 3=Ok, 2=Disappointed, 1=Hated it. I look for well developed characters, compelling stories.
This was a nice little story and I smiled at the end when the pole learned his true purpose. I'm happy too that the proceeds go to a good cause. I was able to download the PDF pictures which did make it more enjoyable.
Love listening to audio books at work or on the road.
Hilarious, awesome. short
The banter with Tom and Stephen.
Stephen Colbert of course
I would like to see a 4 min book turned into a movie... That could be fun.
I love a good book...
Steven and Tom nailed this one. I appreciated how the money for their part of this is going to American Vets...Thanks guys!!!
My interest was peaked after seeing a video cut of Stephen Colbert with Julie Andrews - both pitching their children's books. Don't get too hung up (yes there is a pun here too) on the stripper pole - when you buy a chemical to remove paint in a bottle there is not a nude woman inside! Good books are layered with meaning. Great books mean different things to different age groups and different walks of life. And that includes books for kids. Re-read some Dr. Seuss!
I was feeling a bit foolish buying an 8 minute audiobook, but did it anyway - I'm so glad I did! I had no clue till the end the proceeds go to vets - that alone makes the book worth every penny and more. Made my day!
What's to change? It is what it is.
It's called "The Colbert Report"
Hanks is really funny.
I have listened to it more than once
There is really only one character, however, the banter between Tom Hanks and Steven Colbert was fun to hear.
This was really clever, and Tom Hanks' Narration added a lot to it. It would not have been as good to read - something that is very rare for me to say. It's hard to describe without spoiling the surprise at the end. The proceeds go to a relevant charity. It is very short, yet very worthwhile.
Hanks and Colbert are charming, of course. The humor is right there, but more for kids, I think.
Short, funny, great message to kids and adults alike.
I missed the pictures from the hard copy, but I recommend flipping through the book at the book store.
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