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The Octopus Escapes by Maile Meloy

The Octopus Escapes

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The Octopus Escapes by Maile Meloy
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May 11, 2021 | ISBN 9780593397664 | 8 Minutes

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“This is a beautifully illustrated picture book that manages to be lighthearted and fun whilst also exploring the negative implications of keeping animals—especially animals caught in the wild—in captivity.” —GeekMom

“Sala’s vibrant illustrations teem with life . . . Readers will get a great glimpse into the capabilities of the wonderfully brainy octopus in this sweet meditation on the tradeoffs between living in safe comfort and making your own way in the world.” —Booklist

“This satisfying home-away-home narrative imagines life from an octopus’s perspective . . . The relatively simple text is nicely interwoven with cheerful illustrations . . . Offers an opportunity for conversation with young readers about the roles of zoos and aquariums.” —Kirkus Reviews

“Sala (Green on Green) contributes vibrant art . . . The tender narrative is gratifying and may serve as an effective jumping-off point for discussions about animal captivity.” —Publishers Weekly

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