Mary Obst

January 19, 2000

Post #1029 – 20000119

Dear Mr. Pinkwater,

You reviewed a book of children’s whimsy verse on NPR (last year, I believe) titled “Polka Dot Bats and Elephant Slacks.” Recently I tried to locate this title, but can’t find it in either library or commercial databases. Is it possible I have the title wrong, or of one of the poems, or you had a pre-publication copy and the title was changed, or…? Any assistance appreciated–I’d like to get hold of a copy for a special 2-year old whose birthday is the end of February. Thanks in advance.

Daniel replies:

It's called ""Polka Bats and Octopus Slacks,"" by Calef Brown, published by Houghton Mifflin.