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CANDLEWICK PRESS CP-9780763617301 GENTLE GIANT OCTOPUS
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Follow a goggle-eyed octopus as she jets through the shadows tentacles flying behind her. Finally she finds a well-hidden den in which to lay her eggs which will dangle from the roof like grapes on a string. In silky verse Karen Wallace explores the mysterious world of the octopus while Mike Bostocks flowing illustrations bring that world vividly to life. Length: 10. Width: 9. Height: 0.15
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Karen Wallace says octopuses have always had a special place in her imagination, from the storybook monsters of folklore to the young octopus she once watched escape from a fish trap, climb down a ladder, and sink back into the safety of the sea. Mike Bostock, while illustrating GENTLE GIANT OCTOPUS, became fascinated by his subjects--the delicate changing color and texture of their skin, the rubbery, rippling way they move, and their transparent soap-bubble-like babies.

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A wonderful tie-in to nature or science units about the sea and its inhabitants. --School Library Journal In a picture-book format, this science book presents information on the giant octopus . . . The bold, bright watercolor illustrations help the odd-looking creature become more accessible to young audiences, making this excellent for reading aloud in a classroom setting. --Booklist Brief text and watercolor paintings describe how a female giant octopus moves, protects herself, and lays her eggs . . . With its striking artwork, it will make an enticing read-aloud for children interested in this fascinating sea creature. --School Library Journal

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