Octoshi is the story of a boy whose family owns a Sushi Shop and his friend octopus. The boy wishes to save his friend before the octopus is turned into Sushi. Will he succeed? In this story of friendship and love, there is much to learn.
|Product dimensions:||8.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.07(d)|
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Reviewed by Jessyca Garcia for Readers' Favorite Octoshi by James Agee Jr. is a children’s story about a boy’s friendship with an octopus. Octoshi the octopus is supposed to be turned into sushi by the boy’s father. The boy knows he has to save Octoshi, even though he will get into trouble with his father for doing so. I thought Octoshi was a sweet story about standing up for what you believe in. Agee’s simple message of “love everything” reminds readers to respect everything that has life. In this story, the boy believed that Octoshi should live and be free instead of being stuck in his father’s aquarium and then turned into sushi. The boy follows the advice “love everything” written on the necklace that his grandma left him. I read this story with my four-year-old and she also enjoyed it. She is still too young to understand what sushi really is, but she was so worried about the other fish that were in the tank with Octoshi. She wanted to know why they were so scared. The illustrations in the story are hand drawn and are very brightly colored. I have never been one to like sushi, and after reading this story I dislike it even more. Agee reminded me that sometimes it is okay to break the rules. Especially when another life is at stake. Overall, I think that this is a good story for children.