"The sad thing is, I like it" - Maurice Sendak
"The perfect gift to give a child or grandchild for their high school or college graduation.
Also Father's Day.
Also, other times."
- Stephen Colbert
In this audio edition of Colbert's children's book, Tom Hanks performs a rhyming story about a metal pole suffering from an existential crisis. The pole goes through numerous jobs he tries working at a barber shop; he tries working at a strip club before (spoiler alert) deciding to become a flag pole: "the very best kind of pole that I could hope to be." A large portion of this eight-minute production features Colbert interrupting Hanks by trying to read the title's ISBN and by attempting to convince Hanks to re-read the text in Spanish. Despite its brevity, this audiobook boasts excellent production values, a soundtrack, and an entertaining reading from Hanks he is, after all, an Academy Award winning actor who has excellent chemistry with Colbert. A Grand Central hardcover.
I Will Use This Book as a Children's Counseling Tooll
I am an elementary school counselor and after reading this wonderful book, have decided to share it with the students who attend my school. It can be used for so many different issues like being unique, career counseling, accepting others who are not the same as you, bullying..... The list could go on. I think this book is fine to use with children and want to thank Stephen Colbert who I have always thought is brilliant.
Thank you Stephen.
Sue Latini,EdS, LMHC
I am a pole (and so can you)
First I'd like to say R.I.P Maurice Sendak, you will never be forgotten and thank you for promoting this book i loved every single page! But anyways for Mr. Colbert you have made a very good patriotic story about a lost pole who finds himself as an American flag! Anyways to people whom are wanting a good quick read buy this book, you won't regret a penny! I am even going to buy a hard copy!
I love this book and the cool backstory.