Published by Peachtree
Summary: The amazing octopus is introduced in a series of two-page spreads, each one portraying a different species of octopus with a verb (hunting, changing, graphing) or adjective (luminous, dangerous) and a paragraph of information inspired by that word. Includes additional information about octopuses, several photos, a list of resources, and a bibliography. 32 pages; ages 4-8.
Pros: This visually appealing book makes an excellent octopus introduction for preschoolers but provides enough information and back matter to make it a good research resource for older kids. Fans of the Candace Fleming/Eric Rohmann books, especially Giant Squid, will want to check this out.
Cons: The last two very cool-looking octopuses in the photos at the end aren’t identified.