Inky the Octopus by Erin Guendelsberger and David Leonard is wonderful, and so adorable. I think any child would love this book, and children who enjoy octopuses would want to add this to their collection.
Inky the Octopus is a true story for children and adults alike about an octopus named Inky who lives at the National Aquarium of New Zealand, but he dreams of more. He has a tank mate named Blotchy (also an octopus) and they are both spoiled with food, attention, and toys. But still, Inky is desperate for life outside of his tank. Like myself, some readers will really connect with the pull at your heart longing to explore.
The illustrator is talented, and the illustrations are delightful. The story does rhyme, which some readers do not like, but my children and myself love when authors make their stories rhyme. At the end of the story there are a few pages of facts about octopuses and I really appreciated that. I had fun reading this and I learned quite a bit as well. Will Inky discover more than his tank at the aquarium or not? Find out, you will love it.
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