Take Your Octopus to School Day
by Audrey Vernick
Publication Date: Sep 25, 2018
List Price: $17.99
Format: Hardcover, 40 pages
Target Age Group: Picture Book
Imprint: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Publisher: Penguin Random House
Parent Company: Bertelsmann
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A hilarious classroom story about an octopus and his boy, from the author of Is Your Buffalo Ready for Kindergarten?
When it comes to show-and-tell, Sam is in it to win it. But no matter how hard he tries, one of his classmates is always showing him up with a slightly better costume or a slightly cooler object to share. His teacher says it’s not a competition, but just once Sam would like to be the best—which is why he’s so excited when Take Your Octopus to School Day is announced. Sam is pretty sure he’s the only kid with a real live pet octopus to bring, and Thurgood, his eight-tentacled best friend, is excited too. Together, they prepare Thurgood’s travel tank and get ready for a school day like no other… . What could possibly go wrong?
Sprinkled with sly humor and scientific facts about the class Cephalopoda, readers who loved Flora and the Flamingo or Sparky! will want to get their tentacles on Take Your Octopus to School Day.
- Juvenile Fiction / Animals / Marine Life
- Juvenile Fiction / School & Education
- Juvenile Fiction / Social Themes / Friendship