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Octopus Stew

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Octopus Stew by Eric Velasquez
Hardcover
Sep 17, 2019 | ISBN 9780823437542
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    Sep 17, 2019 | ISBN 9780823437542 | 4-8 years

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★ “Pura Belpré and Coretta Scott King-John Steptoe honor winner Velasquez will surprise primary grade readers with a story that is as fascinating and hilarious as it is absurd. The English text intertwines with Spanish phrases that provide a multicultural approach and validates the boy’s family background. The vibrant paintings, done in oils, strike the eye with large and expressive characters. . . . A hilarious read-aloud that could be read during a storytime.”—School Library Journal, Starred Review
 
“Realistic oil paintings bring to life the action and excitement of encountering a giant octopus. Important cultural notes are detailed in the story and pictures through emphasis on art, storytelling, musical instruments, and more. Spanish dialogue mixes fluidly into the primarily English text, with a glossary providing definitions and pronunciations of Spanish terms. Happily, Velasquez also includes a recipe for octopus stew.”—Booklist

“A delightful modern tall tale sure to entertain and inspire readers to share (and embroider) their own stories.” —Kirkus Reviews

“Oil paintings by Velasquez (Looking for Bongo) have a lush, generously sculptural feel—a heightened comic realism that’s perfect for this domestic tall tale, its multi-armed nemesis, and the wonderful gatefold twist that occurs at the action’s height.” —Publishers Weekly


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