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Octopuses! by Laurence Pringle
Hardcover $17.99
Apr 07, 2015 | ISBN 9781590789285

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Pringle compresses a surprising amount of factual material into this informational picture book. His writing style flows well, with details smoothly woven into a cohesive read. . . . Henderson’s charming watercolor artwork effectively reinforces the material within the text. . . . A worthy introduction.’ —School Library Journal

A veteran science writer introduces the most intelligent invertebrate of all, the octopus, master of camouflage. . . . The author covers the basics of size and shape, habitat, feeding, relations with humans, survival mechanisms and reproduction in a smooth narrative that flows from page to page, carrying readers along. Like most titles in the Strange and Wonderful series, this inviting introduction is graced with Henderson’s detailed and accurate watercolor illustrations. . . . A glossary, index and suggestions for further reading and Web research conclude this stellar example of nonfiction for middle-grade readers. Pringle inks another winner in a long series of engaging, informative invitations to explore the natural world.’ —Kirkus Reviews, starred review

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