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."
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©2012 Stephen Colbert (P)2012 Hachette
"The sad thing is, I like it." (Maurice Sendak)
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
Stephen does it again with his multiple talents. I am happy to have this for my toddler grandchildren, although some of the intro will be over their heads for now.
I enjoy historical, paranormal, and contemporary romance. Also steampunk, sci-fi, fantasy, suspense, and fiction. I'm open to about anything
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.
I usually find Steve Colbert extremely funny, and I do like Tom Hanks; but this short read didn't do it for me. Aside from listening to Steve Colbert interrupt Tom Hanks a.few times, I found little to justify even the small price that I paid for it, $ 1.87.
it could have been funny.
I bought this not knowing anything about it, other than that Stephen Colbert is hilarious, so I figured it would be a funny listen. It was disappointingly short (I guess I should have noticed this before purchase), and frankly, lacking any substance or interest. Don't waste your time or dollar.
54 yrs, ,memb 12yrs,library -75%nonfic 10% fiction,15% classics. History, all sciences, bio, classics,diverse other interests.
I think this is for charity, which is a good thing because this is 8 min of mediocre crap thats not worth downloading even if it was for free.
Full of bad puns, bad attempts at humor, and absolutely no point. I read the reviews & expected at least some humor, but I found none. The ONLY saving grace on my purchasing this book is the proceeds go to a good cause. I'd have rather just donated myself & saved the 8 minutes for a decent read.
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