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. The text of the book is a long answer to a casual question from a crab: Octopus, what can all your eight arms do? In light patter, the octopus boasts, My arms can... stir the pots,/ untangle knots,/ tip a hat,/ and swing a bat. They might also play several games of chess, or write seven different pieces of correspondence at the same time and still have an arm left over to stack up all the letters he s already finished. Or they might simultaneously roll out piecrust, mix dough, and hold pie tins. 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. Ages 3 7.