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August 24, 2013

HOW THE OCTOPUS GOT EIGHT ARMS by Yvonne Arrovo

HOW THE OCTOPUS GOT EIGHT ARMS
Two Arms Are Never Enough
by Yvonne Arrovo                                                            4  STARS
illustrated by Carl Wanzone

                                                                               
Published April 12th 2013 by Outskirts Press
OVERVIEW:
Oscar Octopus and his wife, Sharky Shark, are the proud parents of a sizable brood. Oscar adores his children, and spends every spare moment playing with them. Things go swimmingly until, one day, Sharky has to make an emergency visit to see her ailing mother. Suddenly, Oscar is left in charge of his offspring. Because of a huge physical shortcoming, Oscar is unable to meet the needs of all his kids. His wife returns to find him nearly dead of exhaustion. She rushes him to the doctor, who performs emergency surgery on him. In no time at all the new and improved Oscar is able to more easily handle his children. He and his family live playfully and happily ever after. This sure-fire pleaser features rich vocabulary, lively rhyming text and attractive illustrations that will warm every young reader's heart.

REVIEW: I feel every child should have this book HOW THE OCTOPUS GOT EIGHT ARMS.  It is such an enjoyable read. The story has the child using his imagination to the fullest. It introduces sea animals to the child.  The author used rhyming to add a little humor in telling the story of the troubles that Oscar Octopus goes through.  He has only two arms and the child can use his imagination to discover how Oscar got six more. The book is beautifully illustrated and is quite colorful.  Children love colors.  A small child will have no trouble carrying this little book with them where ever they go.  The cover can be wiped off, which is a definite plus with little grubby hands. I liked that the first page has a place for the child's name. Overall this little children's book is wonderful.  I loved the book.  It's for the young and the young at heart.  Just plain wonderful.


I would give this book 4 STARS.

I was given a complimentary copy of HOW THE OCTOPUS GOT EIGHT ARMS from the author, Yvonne Arrovo for my honest opinion.

AUTHOR:
About the Author: Yvonne Arroyo spent 32 years as a bilingual Spanish teacher for the Chicago and Trenton school systems. She has written several poems and chants for children and currently lives in Vacaville, CA. About the Illustrator: Carl Wanzung has taught both Art and Preschool to Second Language learners in Chicago Public Schools for the past 30 years. His own art work has been exhibited in galleries and museums in the United States, Japan and Scotland and is privately collected.
 
www.outskirtspress.com/bookstore/9781432793692.html 

www.amazon.com/How-Octopus-Got-Eight-Arms/dp/1432793691   

http://bemiown.blogspot.com 

http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17849157-how-the-octopus-got-eight-arms?ac=1  

http://www.shelfari.com/books/36577557/How-the-Octopus-Got-Eight-Arms-Two-Arms-Are-Never-Enough

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