Saturday, February 24, 2018

Inky the Octopus by Erin Guendelsberger, David Leonard

Inky has recovered from his injury.  He likes his friends in the tank and the aquarium is clean and they get a lot of human visitors, but it's just not the same as freedom...

Sourcebooks Jabberwocky and Edelweiss let me read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published April 3rd.

They have a lid on the tank but one day, it's left a bit loose.  Inky invites his friend to go with but he says no, so Inky sneaks out on his own.  He finds a drain he can use and suddenly he shoots out of the other end of the drain in the ocean!  Inky got his wish!

The fun part of this story is that it is based on a true incident.  An octopus did escape and return to the ocean.  The fact that they can collapse their bodies is how they get through small spaces.  I found myself rooting for Inky.

The graphics are big and colorful and the story will make you smile.  What more could you want?

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