Eight arms make for a lot of lovable activity in this cheerful picture book from the creator of the New York Times bestselling LMNO Peas.
Octopus has eight arms!
What can they do?
So many things—
let him show you!
Join a friendly octopus and his crafty crab sidekick as they explore all the wonderful things we can do with our arms. From tying a bow and performing a show to baking a pie and waving good-bye, there’s no limit to the fun.
…But what’s the VERY BEST thing we can do with our arms? Why, hugging, of course! And Octopus can’t wait to show little ones how it’s done.
"In flat, crisp-edged digital art, versatile author/illustrator Baker (LMNO Peas) draws underwater-themed images in contrasting blues and oranges that consider the myriad capabilities of an octopus’s appendages.... Very young children will enjoy working their way through the pictures and talking about the octopus’s unexpected skills (such as playing a guitar, a banjo, and a harp at the same time), and they’ll be soothed by the octopus’s parting words: “With a hug—not too tight!—/ my arms can make it feel all right.”"
“Who hasn’t occasionally wished for more than two hands (or arms) in order to simultaneously accomplish all that one needs to?
In a rhyming response to Little Crab’s query, the colorful, friendly octopus star of this picture book demonstrates that he can manage to pull off quite a few impressive feats with his numerous appendages…the real, intended warm message drifts home: All arms are made to reach out and draw someone in for a loving embrace. The story is sweet…. The watercolor paintings are colorful and full of lively energy…this effort should reassure little ones resting in the human arms of favorite story readers.”