Inky the Octopus: Bound for Glory

Inky the Octopus: Bound for Glory

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Out of this tank, I must be free.
I must explore the open sea!

Follow Inky the octopus as he escapes from the National Aquarium of New Zealand to the ocean! Based on a true story, Inky the Octopus: Bound for Glory chronicles the adventure that the real-life Inky might have taken on his escape to freedom in the open ocean!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781492654148
Publisher: Sourcebooks
Publication date: 04/03/2018
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 93,640
Product dimensions: 10.00(w) x 10.00(h) x (d)
Age Range: 4 - 10 Years

About the Author

Erin Guendelsberger writes stories and poems. Her work has appeared in picture books and magazines. She studied writing at Hamline University and Bowling Green State University. She now pursues adventure in Ohio with her husband, daughters, dog, and cats.

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Inky the Octopus: Bound for Glory 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
GratefulGrandma More than 1 year ago
Inky is an octopus living in an aquarium. He feels the call of the open sea, and wants to go free to see what is out there. He is able to sneak out one night when his tank is left open, just a bit, and squeeze through a drain out to the ocean. AS the story ends, you see him enjoying his new life in the sea. This story is based on the real-life escape of an octopus from the New Zealand aquarium, and is told from Inky's point of view. This is like a real life Finding Dory with a happy ending. The illustrations are amazing. They are so colourful and show what life at the bottom of the ocean looks like in a way that will enchant children. The emotions shown in Inky's eyes show his happiness at escaping to the real world. The rhyming text tells the story in a way that is interesting and with a cadence that is easy to read and listen too. Back matter includes the details of the real escape and Inky's photo. There are also octopus facts and a bibliography. This would make a great story when studying ocean animals, animal adaptations, as well as when discussing animals in captivity and animal rescues. It is also just a cute story for those who enjoy animal stories in general.
Splashesintobooks1 More than 1 year ago
Children’s stories that are told in rhyme Are winners for me almost every time. That this is also based on something real Made it an even more amazing deal. Inky is an octopus trapped in an aquarium who Dreams of escaping to explore the oceans blue. Told from Inky’s point of view This great escape is based on something true. Brilliant, child friendly illustrations in colour, too Help bring the story to life for me and you. A heart warming story for everyone to enjoy Whatever your age - or if you’re a girl or boy. There are interesting facts for children to explore About other cephalopods and so learn more About these amazing creatures both huge and small. I recommend this to teachers, parents and children - in fact, to you all!