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He Came with the Couch by David Slonim
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He Came with the Couch

by David Slonim

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The family buys a couch at a rummage sale and they get something “extra”. The family finds and takes the blue monster everywhere with them. They family finally is used to the blue monster and heads to another sale. At the sale they buy a chair and another “extra” comes with it. ( )
  krchavis | Jul 17, 2017 |
This book was absolutely fantastic! Though simplistic in terms of writing style, I found that the story contained joyful bouts of humor that truly made me bust with laughter! The pictures were oil painted and relayed the light, humorous tone of the story. The art also showcased the personality traits of each story character. This was extremely important, because the text did not elaborate on the character's personalities. This was especially true of the "thing" on the couch, who does not speak at all. In fact, he barely moves the entire story. Despite the "Thing's" immobility and placidity, the illustrator captured its personality by alluding to its inner emotional depth.

The couch, obviously, was a metaphor for life. The author wanted his audience to understand that in life, things come and go randomly and seemingly without purpose. However, laughing and finding humor in those unexpected moments will bring joy and happiness into life. ( )
  ElanaRubinstein | Mar 7, 2016 |
I really did enjoy this book because it was very cute. It teaches a lesson that even though you may not like something right away, you should always give it a chance. In the book, they figured out that the blue man, that came with the couch, saved the girl from being hurt in the end. ( )
  krausch | Mar 2, 2015 |
Funny, incredibly cute, and touchingly sweet, this book has it all. When Sophie's family gets a new couch, it comes with someone on it - and they can't get him off! As they try various methods to remove the person on the couch, they eventually realize that it will take something, or someone, very special to move him off that couch. The illustrations are vibrant, clever, and funny adding to the overall enjoyment of the story. Loved it! ( )
  multilingualmaid | Mar 8, 2014 |
This was a cute story! The family searches high and low for a new couch; they finally find one, but it comes with a person. Throughout the book the family tries to get him to speak or move, but he doesn't budge. They bring him to the doctor, he says he might be sick and he needs to get out more. They take him all over and still nothing. Then finally, the little girl falls out the tree, well the guy that came with the couch threw the couch out the window to save the little girls life. From there on out, he was welcomed as part of the family.
  aclemen1 | Apr 25, 2013 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0811844307, Hardcover)

Sophie's family has found the perfect couch, but it comes with something extra, and getting rid of that extra something is impossible. In the end, though, who would want to?

This zany tale of upholsterosis (a chronic state of couch-potato-ness) is sure to tickle the funny bones of young readersand not-so-young-readers too!

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:16:00 -0400)

When a family acquires a new couch, they discover that something else comes along with it, and they gain a new friend in the process.

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