Perfect for Imaginative, story-loving kids.

Summary:

Every story starts with the same thing: nothing. It takes a character (or two) doing a few somethings, maybe solving a problem, and then ... well, you get to decide. 


Parent Perspective:
First, the purple octopus is adorable and has a great sense of humor. This is a story about how to "write" a story, as well as what makes a story longer or shorter. The meta is accessible, even for preschoolers who will love it. Especially the clever purple octopus.


Reader Enjoyment Factors:

Cute graphics, silly adventure, and a story about imaginative stories will hook young readers for many, many re-reads!

Content Awareness Factors:

None.


Type of Book:
This is a picture book with a somewhat circular story about where stories come from.
Educational Themes:

This book is made for curious kids with big, active imaginations. Some young listeners may be ready to create a story from scratch, others may need a prompt or two: can you tell me a story about a talking flower? 

Don't miss the opportunity to collaborate or make this a family activity. Give each person a chance to add something to the story. Be sure to "re-tell" the story with every addition so that it is remembered and all comes together. 

Reading Level:
2.8
Recommended Age To Read By Yourself:
Recommended Age To Read Together:
Purchase Recommendation:
Borrow for sure. This is a book whose story is "light enough" that you could create more stories from it.

Title Also an Octopus
Author Maggie Tokuda-Hall
Publisher Candlewick Press, Walker Books Group © 2016
Illustrators Benji Davies
ISBN 9780763670849
Material Hard Cover
Cost $16.99
Genres Fantasy, Humor
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