Gentle Giant Octopus (Read and Wonder Series)

Gentle Giant Octopus (Read and Wonder Series)


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Discover the mysterious, magnificent octopus!

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 Bostock’s flowing illustrations bring that world vividly to life. Back matter includes an afterword, resources for further information, a glossary, and an index.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780763617301
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Publication date: 04/28/2002
Series: Read and Wonder Series
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 144,663
Product dimensions: 9.06(w) x 9.88(h) x 0.14(d)
Lexile: AD680L (what's this?)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

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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