Inky's Amazing Escape: How A Very Smart Octopus Found His Way Home
Illustrator: Amy Schimler-Safford
Inky had been at the New Zealand aquarium since 2014 after being taken in by a fisherman who found him at sea. Inky had been getting used to his new environment, but the staff quickly figured out that he had to be kept amused or he would get bored. Then one night in 2016 Inky, about the size of a basketball, decided he’d had enough. He slithered eight feet across the floor and down a drainpipe more than 160 feet long to his home in the sea.
Acclaimed author Sy Montogmery reminds readers that Inky didn’t escape—but instead, like the curious animal he is, wanted to explore the rest of the vast ocean he called his home.
Endnote. Octopus facts. Suggestions for further reading. Full-color mixed media illustrations.
JLG Release: Jan 2019
Awards & Honors
2019 Ladybug Picture Book Award Nominee
Capitol Choices: Noteworthy Books for Children and Teens - 2019
Praise & Reviews
Starred or favorable reviews have been received from these periodicals:
School Library Journal, Publishers Weekly, The Horn Book Magazine
School Library Journal
9" x 10 1/2"
Level 3.6; Points: 0.5;
Scholastic Reading Counts
Level 0; Points: 0;