Tuesday, August 19, 2014

How the Octopus got Eight Arms by Yvonne Arroyo

About the book:
How the Octopus Got Eight Arms by Yvonne Arroyo
ISBN: 978-1-4327-9369-2
Publisher: Outskirts Press
Date of publish: April 2013
Pages: 45
S.R.P.: $23.95

When Oscar Octopus meets, and is smitten by, the lovely Sharkey McGhee, the pair quickly becomes an item, lavish meals, thrilling movies and long, romantic strolls along the ocean floor. After a whirl-wind romance and fairy-tale wedding, they are blessed with eight offspring.
The trouble is that Oscar doesn’t have enough arms to hold them all. In this delightfully illustrated book, readers will discover how Oscar adjusts to the demands of family life … and how the octopus got eight arms.
This sure-fire pleaser features rich vocabulary, lively rhyming text and attractive illustrations that will warm every young reader's heart.
How the Octopus Got Eight Arms is a cute whimsical tale.  It's sure to delight young readers with it's illustrations and rhyming meter throughout the book. I'm excited to share this book with my students this fall.   
About the author:
Yvonne Arroyo spent 32 years as a bilingual Spanish teacher for the Chicago and Trenton school systems. She has written several poems and chants for children and currently lives in Vacaville, Calif.
About the Illustrator:
Carl Wanzung has taught both Art and Preschool to Second Language learners in Chicago Public Schools for the past 30 years. His own art work has been exhibited in galleries and museums in the United States, Japan and Scotland and is privately collected.

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