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Children's Literature - Karen Leggett
The largest octopus in the world can be 20 feet long from arm tip to arm tip--but the babies of the Pacific giant are the size of a pencil eraser when they are born. Octopuses is filled with such tidbits of information, written in a straightforward style with plenty of memorable comparisons to catch the interest of a young reader. "If you had to feel around in the dark for a snack, the smooth skin of an apple might feel the same as the outside of an onion. But if you could taste with your fingertips, you could avoid biting into the wrong one." The octopus, of course, can taste with its many suckers. The octopus itself is a tasty morsel for animals like the otter, which will even bring a tin can to the surface of the water and fish out the octopus who has made a home in the can! Superb close-up photography complements Ron Hirschi's text. Glossary words are in bold throughout the book. The index is short enough not to appear daunting but sufficiently complete to cover all the topics necessary for a good school animal report.
School Library Journal
Gr 4-6-A slim, accessible volume that contains a lot of information. The clear narrative covers habitat, food, predators, and life cycle. While many of the full-color photographs are available in other books, they will be of interest to browsers. There are no illustrations of the creature's body parts. Mary Cerullo's The Octopus Dutton, 1997 provides more information about this mollusk's intelligence. However, this book would be a good choice if a single, general overview on the subject is needed.-Nora Jane Natke, Hooked on Books, Hollywood, FL Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781575053868
  • Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 1/28/1999
  • Series: Nature Watch Series
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Pages: 48
  • Age range: 8 - 11 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.70 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.40 (d)

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