Monday, April 18, 2016

#Review: Octopus Hug by Laurence Pringle/Illustrated by Kate Salley Palmer #Multicultural

When Mom goes out for the evening, Becky and Jesse start to bicker. But then Dad gives them an octopus hug, and the house is soon rocking with laughter.

My review:
This is a great book for kids that need time with their dads. The book shows a dad who takes responsibility for his children while mom goes out for the night. When the children start fussing, he makes up all sorts of games that get the kids interacting with him and laughing the whole way.

I felt this was a good book for dads to read to his children and maybe even have fun as they read. I loved that it put good dads in a great spotlight; as often times I think really good dads whether they are present in the home or not, get seen as no good or responsible.

The illustrations are done in pencil color on a white background. The imagination games are seen in muted colors in the background.

Kudos and 5 stars for making a nice multicultural-ed picture book.

Disclosure: I obtained this book from my local library. The views here are 100% my own and may differ from yours. ~Naila Moon

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  1. I love your review -- looks like such a fun book! Would you be interested in linking up this review with the Diverse Children's Books Link-up? You can find it at Thanks!

  2. This sounds like a great book!

    Shelly @


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