Also an Octopus

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Product Details

Price
$7.99  $7.35
Publisher
Candlewick Press (MA)
Publish Date
Pages
32
Dimensions
8.1 X 10.8 X 0.2 inches | 0.3 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781536215915

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About the Author

Maggie Tokuda-Hall has an MFA in writing from the University of San Francisco and a tendency to spill things. As a longtime children's bookseller she has read her fair share of stories, and she is always hungry for more. Her favorite animal is an octopus, or else an elephant. Maggie Tokuda-Hall lives in San Francisco.

Benji Davies is the award-winning author-illustrator of many books for children, including the Bizzy Bear series. Benji Davies lives in London.

Reviews

Debut author Tokuda-Hall offers a capricious crash course in the elements and boundless possibilities of story...freewheeling digital art keeps pace with the encouraging narration, and the concluding image--of a rocket scientist water-skiing atop a rhino while wearing a colander on her head--cements the idea that, when it comes to storytelling, anything is possible.
--Publishers Weekly

Mixing deadpan humor with whimsical, endearing characters, Tokuda-Hall spins a reader-friendly metanarrative out of a wickedly absurd premise. Filled with numerous shades of purple, yellow, and blue, Davies' inspired digital artwork springs from the page, like bursts of an overactive imagination...A perceptive how-to for beginner storytellers.
--Kirkus Reviews

Funny and engaging, this book has an interactive quality that will inspire kids to imagine a story of their own.
--Booklist

The bubbly, appealing art has punchy humor and works as an ongoing conversation with the narration, bringing the fumbling but exciting progress of crafting a new story to life...This entertaining read-aloud will jump-start imaginations and create opportunities for thinking about existing tales as well as for making new ones.
--School Library Journal

A superfun story that completely engages the imagination (while actually teaching kids about constructing a good story), "Also an Octopus" is first rate in every way.
--Reading Eagle (from Kendal Rautzhan's "Books to Borrow")