Tuesday, April 18, 2017
#Review: Octopuses One To Ten by Ellen Jackson/Illustrated by Robin Page #AtoZBlogChallenge #O
Dive into this fascinating counting journey through the amazing and mysterious world of octopuses.
Everyone knows octopuses have eight arms. But did you know that they have three hearts and nine brains? This intriguing exploration of octopuses goes through numbers one to ten, with a snappy rhyme and fascinating octopus facts for each number.
At first, when I looked at the cover of this book, I thought it was a simple counting book. However, when I flipped through the pages, I realized I was wrong. This book is anything but a counting book.
The story line is written in poetry and features a large octopus. On the side, is further explanation of the octopus. Each number represents some aspect of the octopus. For example, the number, nine, is the number of brains. In a small corner, it shows how big a particular octopus would be compared to a human.
The last number counts down 10 of the different kinds of octopus there are. That to me was interesting as I never knew there were that many. Kids interested in aquatic animals will love the information.
Seriously, I was rather fascinated to find out all about the octopus.
Octopuses One to Ten includes in the back of the book some cool activities to do as a family as well as discussion questions.
You cannot go wrong with the book on your shelf for your interested readers. For that reason, I am giving the book an eight-armed 5 stars.
Disclosure: I obtained this book at my local library. The views expressed here are 100% my own and may differ from yours. ~M.M. aka Naila Moon