Who doesn’t like octopuses? Or is that octopi? Young Nora gets to experience this first hand when a giant octopus shows up one day on the roof of her apartment block. Her parents don’t believe her at first, until a tentacle slips through the window to say hi. The residents of the block pour out onto the street to study the ginormous octopus taking up residence on top of their building. At first, they all wonder how this is going to affect their lives, but then the octopus starts helping out with washing cars, weeding the window boxes, and being good friends with Nora. One day, she asks the octopus to come to her school for Show and Tell. The next day it’s gone, and she thinks that’s the end of that, until Friday when she gets to school and finds the octopus there ready to entertain all the kids.
This is a delightful children’s book that the whole family can enjoy. The illustration is colorful, complex, and interesting, full of hidden, amusing details. It’s the perfect picture book for toddlers, with not too many words and a very fun story that keeps everyone entertained. This is a fresh story with a fresh art style that will make a great addition to any kid’s library.
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|Author||Lucy Branam • Rogério Coelho, Illustrator|
|Page Count||32 pages|
|Publisher||Sleeping Bear Press|
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