Cowboy & Octopus, or Jean-Paul Sartre on the Joy of Other People

“Some things work better with a friend,” declares Octopus at the opening of Jon Scieszka’s book, Cowboy & Octopus. “You wanna be friends?” Cowboy reckons back in this tale of two very unlikely sidekicks.  From a humble beginning spent figuring out the physics of a seesaw, the book goes on to chronicle, through the eyes of these two characters, the trials and triumphs that all friendships go through, and the ways we adapt and cope to make those friendships endure. Continue reading “Cowboy & Octopus, or Jean-Paul Sartre on the Joy of Other People”