Octopus Acrobatics

by Sue Fliess (Author) Gareth Lucas (Illustrator)

Octopus Acrobatics
Reading Level: 2nd − 3rd Grade

Master of disguise. Skilled escape artist. Behold the wondrous octopus!

Though octopuses live in every ocean and along every US coast, you may never catch a glimpse of one in the wild. All 300 species, from the tiny wolfi octopus to the enormous Pacific octopus, can camouflage themselves by changing color, pattern, and texture. Some octopuses are also capable of regenerating limbs, surviving on land for short periods of time, and fitting through impossibly small spaces!

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Kirkus Reviews

Starred Review
Simplified shapes, vivid colors, and subtle background patterning are used to wonderful effect to portray these creatures, both outside and in.

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"Eye-catching and intriguing."—Kirkus Reviews
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Albert Whitman & Company
Publication date
March 20, 2024
BISAC categories
JUV029000 - Juvenile Fiction | Nature & the Natural World | General
JUV057000 - Juvenile Fiction | Stories in Verse (see also Poetry)
JUV002170 - Juvenile Fiction | Animals | Marine Life
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