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I Am an Octopus: The Life of a Common Octopus
This title covers these subjects: Marine animals., Octopuses., Mollusks.
I Am an Octopus: The Life of a Common Octopus
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I Am an Octopus: The Life of a Common Octopus

I live in a den and hunt my prey with venom. Zoom with me across the sea. I am a common octopus, and I have lots of things to show you!

Reading LevelGrades PreK-2
Interest LevelGrades PreK-2
Lexile Level630L
ATOS Level3.7
AR Points0.5
AR Quiz #123759
Page Dimensions10" x 10"
Page Count24
BindingReinforced Library Binding
List Price: $29.32 School/Library Price


National Science Teachers Association - Teri Cosentino

"Intelligent, nocturnal, changeable, and venomous are terms beautifully applied to the octopus. With a muted variety of colors, the watery underworld of this favorite mollusk comes to life. It will not only fascinate readers but provide a number of examples of adaptations and a food chain that can support curriculum at this level. The illustrator conveys vivid motion; as I was reading the book, I thought I could see the tentacles of the invertebrate dance across the pages. But the pictures are only half of the fun. Facts presented in both small (in the third person) and large (in the first person) print illustrate the dangers of the deep, the care the female gives her eggs, and the methods this night-time predator uses to enjoy a tasty crab supper. The subtle message here is that creatures of the sea may seem different--yet maybe not too different from terrestrial types--and at the same time exquisite. Although they are adapted to survive by using their traits and behaviors, they are a necessary part of their ecosystem. They live, reproduce, eat, and make a home. Students will find many aspects of an octopus' life to which they can compare and contrast their own traits." - National Science Teachers Association

January 1, 2009

Trisha Speed Shaskan

Trisha Speed Shaskan

Trisha Speed Shaskan was born and raised in Winona, Minnesota, where she waterskied on the Mississippi River, played basketball, and skateboarded. She has written more than forty books for children and taught creative writing to children and teens. Trisha received a 2012 Minnesota State Artist’s Initiative Grant. She won the 2009 McKnight Artist Fellowship for Writers, Loft Award in Children’s Literature/Older Children. She lives in Minneapolis with her husband, Stephen Shaskan, who is a children’s book author and illustrator.

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