Swim along with Octopus as she leaves the safety of her den to search for food. Will she eat? Or will she be eaten? She outwits dangerous enemies by using a dazzling display of defenses-clouds of ink, jet propulsion, camouflage, and more. Oh, yes, Octopus escapes again and again! Supplementary material includes information on the many creatures Octopus meets in the story, an introduction to the animal’s remarkable biology, and stories which tend to demonstrate the remarkable intelligence of these animals. The author/illustrator also tells of how she was inspired to create this book by an encounter with an octopus in her local aquarium near her home in Long Island, New York.
Laurie Ellen Angus