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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All those wonderful stories are buried somewhere in my mind. As an impressionable youth in the mid-’70s who had just learned to read, this book welcomed me gemy the world of our illogical, sometimes abstract language — and instead of confusing me, it filled me with a yearning for more exploration into this thing called English.

As I entered adulthood, our copy of “Arm in Arm” was long gone, probably falling victim to one of the impromptu 5-cent booksales my brother srm I used to hold in our front yard.

The spine usually faces outward when a book is placed on a shelf. And aem body remembers spinning this book to read this! I went back and forth over buying it because it seemed rather corny, but Remy Charlip seemed familiar to me.

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Subtitled “A Collection of Connections, Endless Tales, Reiterations and Other Echolalia”, there should be more and more and more books in the world as dear and thoughtful and silly as this one. Perhaps when he’s older. cuarlip


And as I remember them, wherever I am at, people will wonder why I’m giggling. I recommend all his imaginative books. I wasn’t even sure I’d find this book on here.

I really don’t know how many zrm I’ve read the book. Parents Magazine Press, This is a silly, creative, adorably fun introduction to word play. It makes me laugh, it makes me think, and it makes me wish I knew Remy Charlip. hcarlip

In fact, I ended up buying the xrm copy many years later when it had been read to the point of falling apart! Be the first to review this item Would you like to tell us about a lower price? What’s the Name o Jun 13, Kim rated it it was amazing Shelves: This book offers a combination of humorous word play and entertaining artwork for a fun read aloud. Then there are the silly jokes both written and drawn that pepper the pages. Jan 14, P. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

When I found the book on Amazon. But the twisty little phrases and stories, as well as the beautiful illustrations, might just stay with you for a lifetime.

No trivia or quizzes yet. I couldn’t find a copy in the bookstores, but never really gave up the search. This odd little book passed over my desk today Share your thoughts with other customers. Published May 1st by Chzrlip Press first published I’m pretty sure that if I had read this when I was a little girl it would have blown my mind. No clue where I got it, but the illustrations and words are almost poetry, although child-like. This was one of my favoite books when I was 5 or 6.

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Cashback will be credited as Amazon Pay balance within 10 days. Sign In Register Help Cart. Enter your mobile number or email address below and we’ll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Oct 14, Friend of Pixie F. Now that I’m older and a copy editor at a newspaper, where I work with words all the time, I see this book as the catalyst for what I eventally became in life and I’m grateful it’s available once again for everyone to enjoy.


I can still quote much of it and copy the drawings; it fills my mind and memory to this day. Want to Read saving…. It is a casual, informal book that sparks imagination rather than strapping the kid down and shoving ridiculously bold, polished ideas in their faces.

He lives in San Francisco, California. Mar 18, Jenny rated it it was amazing Shelves: Massage Book The original holistic health series.

Arm in Arm: A Collection of Connections, Endless Tales, Reiterations, and Other Echolalia

It’s so much better than the word “cute”, although there is that. 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. A lste ‘s comically rmey whimsically illustrated collections of verses, tongue twisters, riddles, endless tales which play on words and images.