If I were to make a list of the books I’ve read more times than I can count, Arm in Arm by Remy Charlip would be near the top. This slim book of art and poetry was . Remy Charlip never ceases to astound me. TWO OCTOPUSES GOT MARRIED AND WALKED DOWN THE AISLE ARM IN ARM IN ARM IN. The Paperback of the Arm in Arm: A Collection of Connections, Endless Tales, Reiterations, and Other Echolalia by Remy Charlip at Barnes.
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Hailed by the New York Times as a rare and original collection of “verbal and visual witticisms Hardcover48 pages. Published May 1st by Tricycle Press first published To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Arm in Armplease sign up. Lists with This Book. Jul 22, Gar Ver rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: A brain friendly children’s book. Isn’t it better to be in a warm bed saying, “Isn’t it better to be in a warm bed rather than out in the cold snow?
Arm in Arm celebrates the elemental reasoning behind love and acceptance. Jun 08, Sarah Sammis rated it it was amazing Shelves: This slim book of art and poetry was one of those books I would try to check out from the library every time I went.
I’m surprised I didn’t end up being given a copy. In fact, I ended up buying the library’s copy many years later when it had been read to the point of falling apart!
I later released that copy via BookCrossing and replaced it with another one in better con If I were to make a list of the books I’ve read more times than I can count, Arm in Arm by Remy Charlip would be near the top.
I later released that copy via BookCrossing and replaced it with another one in better condition. Happily Arm in Arm has come back in print although the cover art has changed to a different collage of drawings from the book.
I jn that a number of people in my generation wanted a copy to share with their children. The subtitle for the book explains what makes it so charming: Then there are the silly jokes both written and drawn that pepper the pages.
I really can’t do justice to this book’s charm and humor without scanning and publishing the entire thing online. So just go get yourself a copy to enjoy!
Arm in Arm: A Collection of Connections, Endless Tales, Reiterations, and Other Echolalia
Mar 18, Jenny rated it it was amazing Shelves: This was one of my favoite books when I was 5 or 6. It’s a collection of word rhymes and tongue teasers but oh so much more.
I’ve thought of it quite often throughout my life and oh, how I wished I had a copy. When it’s re-issued I’m buying a copy for me and my nieces! Child me xrm have given this five stars.
It’s a sub-genre all its own, but fans of concrete poetry, nonsense verse, tongue twisters, word play, meta- and interactive fiction will all find something to giggle over, something they want to share out loud with their families.
I am bothered by the lack of acknowledgements. Recommended if you can find it at your library before charlil cull it, but I Child me would have given this five stars. Recommended if you can find it at your library before they cull it, but I’m not sure it’s actually worth buying. I spent hours and hours and hours with this when I was about 5 years old. I got my younger son to spend some time with it yesterday, and he laughed a lot, and ran over to me with it to show me something several times.
Jan 30, Roseanne added it. This odd little book passed over my desk today Nov 09, Kathryn Bumbaugh rated it it was amazing. I aarm this book as a child and now, as a child at heart.
Anyone who has a child or has been a child ; should enjoy this book. It is filled with lovely rhymes and illustrations, life lessons and thoughtful ideas. I can still quote much of it and copy the drawings; it fills my mind and memory remg this day. Get this book for your child, grandchild, inner child. Feb 24, Carol rated it it was amazing Shelves: This is a charming book from the late 60’s that is a combination of witty observations and “cool” illustrations.
I have been totally entertained by this water color enhanced, illustrative, “punny” gift from a dear friend. It makes me laugh, it makes me think, and it makes me wish I knew Remy Charlip.
Nov 05, Jen rated it really liked it Shelves: As a kid I found this book hilarious and inspirational. Too bad reky out of print! Dec 27, Eric rated it it was amazing Shelves: What a beautiful, odd, surprising book. My wife introduced it to me back when she was working at Bookstop — it was one of her childhood books that I’d never heard of.
Oct 14, Friend of Pixie F. As two stars indicates, it was okay. Long out of print, this was reprinted re,y a month ago mid-September, and I looked forward to my library getting it in.
I wanted to read it to Logan because an amazing math tutor and enthusiast reviewed it so beautifully here in his blog post about the Droste Effect: But L didn’t care for the cartoonish style of it he seems to dislike when people or animals are represented in a distorted way and he didn’t fin As two stars indicates, it was okay.
But L didn’t care for the cartoonish style of it he seems to dislike when people or animals are represented in a distorted way and he didn’t find the humor of it that engaging.
Arm In Arm: A Collection of Connections..Endless Tales..Reiterations..And Other Escholalia
Perhaps when he’s older. Mar 01, Siskiyou-Suzy rated it really liked it Shelves: This little book is very unique and is clearly a treasure. I didn’t have it in my childhood like so many of these reviews. Instead, I found it at Salvation Army one day.
I went back and forth im buying it because it seemed rather corny, but Remy Charlip seemed familiar to me. When I got home I saw that he chaarlip Fortunately, which I’ve read to the kids a few times. I decided to get the book, and I’m glad I did. Where it isn’t humorous, it is interesting and where it isn’t either it is fun.
So i This little book is very unique and is clearly a treasure. So reny was a good purchase! Jul 02, Kbg rated it it was amazing. We were standing on the deck.
The Captain said “Tell me a story, my son. It sounds right to my ear. My mind can picture the art. And my body remembers spinning this book to read this! All those wonderful stories are buried somewhere in my mind. And as I remember them, wherever I am at, people will wonder why I’m giggling. Jan 14, P. The joy of Remy Charlip is so genuine and earnest.
It’s so much better than the word “cute”, although there is that. A heart inside a heart in a heart hug, anyone? I’m pretty sure that if I had read this when I was a little girl it would have blown my mind. Feb 24, Char,ip rated it really liked it Recommends it for: This book offers a combination i humorous word play and entertaining artwork for a fun read aloud.
We really enjoyed reading this book together. Jul 16, Laura Leigh rated it it was amazing. I have quite an old copy of it, and I can’t give it up. No clue where I got it, but the illustrations and words are almost poetry, although child-like. I wasn’t even sure I’d find this book on here. Nov 04, Sheherazahde rated it it was amazing Shelves: I got this book from the library when I was a child and I still remember it.