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Octopus Alone by Divya Srinivasan

9780670785155 octopusEveryone likes to have fun with friends, but sometimes you need the peace and quiet of being alone.  Octopus Alone by Divya Srinivasan helps children understand that occasionally we all need time to relax and be by ourselves.

The only thing Octopus wants is to be left alone to enjoy the lively reef outside her comfy cave.  She loves to watch the turtles, squid and shrimp chase each other and the seahorses do their twirling tricks.  Unfortunately for the shy Octopus, the seahorses find her interesting too and try to include her in the fun.   When she can’t shoo them away, she decides to leave her comfort and find a new place where she won’t be noticed.  During her travels, she comes across many interesting creatures and has some exciting adventures.  She finds another hiding place like her own, but this one is far away from everyone and everything.  After she wakes up from a nap, Octopus starts thinking about her busy reef and starts to wonder what the seahorses are doing.  She hurries home to find out and is happy to be welcomed back by all her friends.

Octopus Alone is sure to be a hit with anyone who enjoys the fascinating world under water.   Young children will appreciate the vibrant and adorable illustrations while being introduced to some interesting traits and habits of sea creatures.  This entertaining and enlightening picture book not only offers a meaningful message about the need to spend quality time by ourselves, but it also teaches we need to go away sometimes to be reminded how much we love being home.

-Tara

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