An Octopus Is Amazing

An Octopus Is Amazing

by Patricia Lauber, Holly Keller
     
 

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"[Here is] a charming introduction to the truly amazing octopus [from its intelligence to its ability to change colors to the camouflaging black ink it squirts to escape predators]. Lauber's chatty, fact-filled text makes the book a good read-aloud, and Keller's amusing and colorful drawings enhance it—a perfect match of text and illustration." —SLJ.

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"[Here is] a charming introduction to the truly amazing octopus [from its intelligence to its ability to change colors to the camouflaging black ink it squirts to escape predators]. Lauber's chatty, fact-filled text makes the book a good read-aloud, and Keller's amusing and colorful drawings enhance it—a perfect match of text and illustration." —SLJ.

Children's Books of 1990 (Library of Congress)

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Glen Mayers
This publication introduces children to the complicated, yet interesting world of the octopus. Each page depicts, as well as describes, an interesting fact about this sea animal. Everything from the different types of octopus to their interaction with humans is addressed in this wonderfully illustrated book. Easy to read and understandable text makes it a publication that children will love. This book is part of the "Lets-Read-And-Find-Out Science" series and is labeled stage 2 for the advanced young reader.
School Library Journal
An assortment of facts are presented in this charming introduction to the truly amazing octopus. Lauber's chatty, fact-filled text makes the book a good read-aloud, and Keller's amusing and colorful drawings enhance it by depicting exactly what is described on each page--a perfect match of text and illustration. It's an excellent replacement for Evelyn Shaw's Octopus (Harper, 1971; o.p.), which covers much of the same information. Carol Carrick's Octopus (Clarion, 1979), which tells the life cycle of a female octopus in story format, appeals to a slightly older audience. --Eunice Weech, M. L. King Elementary School, Urbana, IL

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780064451574
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
01/28/1996
Series:
Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science Series: Level 2
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
309,954
Product dimensions:
8.87(w) x 6.87(h) x 0.07(d)
Lexile:
730L (what's this?)
Age Range:
5 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

Patricia Lauber is the author of more than sixty-five books for young readers. Many of them are in the field of science, and their range reflects the diversity of her own interests-bats, dolphins, dogs, volcanoes, earthquakes, the ice ages, the Everglades, the planets, earthworms. Two of her books, SEEDS: POP STICK GLIDE and JOURNEY TO THE PLANETS, were nonfiction nominees for The American Book Awards. She was the 1983 winner of The Washington Post/Children's Book Guild Award for her overall contribution to children's nonfiction literature.

As well as writing books, Ms. Lauber has been editor of Junior Scholastic, editor-in-chief of Science World, and chief editor, science and mathematics, of The New Book of Knowledge

A graduate of Wellesley College, she is married and lives in Connecticut. When not writing, she enjoys hiking, sailing, traveling, cooking, reading, and listening to music.

Holly Keller has illustrated a number of books in the Lets-Read-and-Find-Out Science series, including Be a Friend to Trees. She is also the author and illustrator of many picture books, including Island Baby and Horace.

Ms. Keller lives in West Redding, Connecticut.

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