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Children's LiteratureOctopuses have fascinated writers, swimmers and divers through the centuries. Now very young children, too, can experience the remarkable creatures first hand with this book, part of the "Under the Sea" series. Text is spare and easily understood—ninety-four words for the whole book. Dazzling photo illustrations show octopuses scuttling across the ocean floor, swimming near an adult diver—a good way to show size—and hiding in an underwater cave to avoid its enemies. Close up pictures of the octopus' eyes and suckers on its eight tentacles, as well as photos of the defense mechanisms of camouflage and squirting ink are amazing. A bibliography, child-safe web site, glossary and index complete this gem of a book. 2005, Pebble Plus/Capstone Press, Ages 3 to 6.