Thursday, September 24, 2015

Seaside by Wylde Scott

Every child wants a pet and usually has one.  But who makes friends with a baby octopus?

Wylde Press and Net Galley allowed me to read this book for review (thank you).  It has been published, so you can get a copy now.

The story begins with Bobby, who desperately wants to be one of Blackbeard's Boys.  He's taken on the challenge to swim to the lighthouse, but he's not going to make it.  When he finds himself on the island, he's amazed.  The old lighthouse keeper takes him in, warms up and feeds him, tells him stories and then helps him get home.  He doesn't know why he survived but he's glad he did.

The overbearing fishing captain is after the big catch.  He wants to prove himself as the BEST.  When he captures a full grown octopus, he knows he'll garner that title.  He's pleased.

Little Walter isn't happy that the fisherman took his mother and he's determined to get her back.  He gets a pelican to help him.  And then he asks for Bobby's help.

There are a lot of adventures in this story and it's all good reading.  This story should go over well with boys and girls.  It would also be a good chapter book to read each night before bedtime.  You might want to start a little early though because the child might want to read the whole thing...

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