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Also An Octopus

About the Book

Also An Octopus

Written by Maggie Tokuda-Hall and illustrated by Benji Davies

Even the most totally awsome story starts with a little bit of nothing. What happens next is up to you! A delightfully meta picture book that will set imaginations soaring.

It begins with an octopus who plays the ukulele. Since this is a story, the octopus has to want something --- maybe to travel to faraway galaxies in a totally awesome purple spaceship. Then the octopus sets out to build a spaceship out of soda cans, glue, umbrellas, glitter, and waffles. OK, maybe the octopus needs some help, like from an adorable bunny friend, and maybe that bunny turns out to be...a rocket scientist? (Probably not.) But could something even more amazing come to pass? Debut author Maggie Tokuda-Hall, with the help of illustrator Benji Davies, sets up an endearingly funny story, then hands the baton to readers, who will be more than primed to take it away.

Also An Octopus
Written by Maggie Tokuda-Hall and illustrated by Benji Davies

  • Publication Date: October 4, 2016
  • Genres: Children's 3-7, Picture
  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Candlewick
  • ISBN-10: 0763670847
  • ISBN-13: 9780763670849