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Squid and Octopus: Friends for Always



by
Tao Nyeu

Edition
Hardcover edition
Publisher
Penguin
Imprint
Dial
ISBN
9780803735651
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JLG Category

Easy Reading Plus

Are socks or mittens better for warming tentacles? What’s the best use for a cowboy boot? Squid and Octopus ponder these and other questions in four short tales. Full-color illustrations were silkscreened using water-based ink and colored pencil.

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Details

Format

Print

Page Count

40

Trim Size

10 3/4" x 9 1/2"

Dewey

E

AR

2.5: points 0.5

Lexile

AD530L

Scholastic Reading Counts

1

JLG Release

Aug 2012

Topics

Best friends. Friendship. Squids. Octopuses.

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Praise & Reviews

Starred or favorable reviews have been received from these periodicals:

Publishers Weekly, School Library Journal

School Library Journal

The chatty plots in these four stories are inventive, quirky, gentle, and sweet. In one, Octopus finds a cowboy boot. Is it a hat? A flower pot? A doorstop? Everyone has an opinion, and readers will enjoy knowing a little more than the sea creatures do about this subject. In another story, Squid has had a fabulous dream that waking life can’t compete with—or so he thinks. Every page is generously filled with detailed ink and silkscreen art containing visual jokes, commentary by other sea creatures, and character-enhancing details. Octopus, for example, is usually painting, sculpting, or drawing—Lobster is his favorite model—and he wears berets and neckerchiefs. Squid, a champion knitter, sports a huge, pompom-topped wool hat. Readers who scrutinize the pages will be rewarded with images such as a pig watering a cupcake plant or a photo of Octopus riding a tandem bike with Wonder Bear. Best for small groups, Squid and Octopus can be enjoyed one story at a time by very young listeners or in one big gulp by those with a longer attention span. They’ll all want to linger over the pictures.—Susan Weitz, formerly at Spencer-Van Etten School District, Spencer, NY

Praise & Reviews

School Library Journal

The chatty plots in these four stories are inventive, quirky, gentle, and sweet. In one, Octopus finds a cowboy boot. Is it a hat? A flower pot? A doorstop? Everyone has an opinion, and readers will enjoy knowing a little more than the sea creatures do about this subject. In another story, Squid has had a fabulous dream that waking life can’t compete with—or so he thinks. Every page is generously filled with detailed ink and silkscreen art containing visual jokes, commentary by other sea creatures, and character-enhancing details. Octopus, for example, is usually painting, sculpting, or drawing—Lobster is his favorite model—and he wears berets and neckerchiefs. Squid, a champion knitter, sports a huge, pompom-topped wool hat. Readers who scrutinize the pages will be rewarded with images such as a pig watering a cupcake plant or a photo of Octopus riding a tandem bike with Wonder Bear. Best for small groups, Squid and Octopus can be enjoyed one story at a time by very young listeners or in one big gulp by those with a longer attention span. They’ll all want to linger over the pictures.—Susan Weitz, formerly at Spencer-Van Etten School District, Spencer, NY

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