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Publisher Comments:

A loyal friend makes every day a happy one

The four tales in this charming picture book show funny moments in the life of best friends Squid and Octopus. Yes, they argue sometimes (about things as silly as whether they should wear mittens or socks to keep their tentacles warm!), but they are always able to cheer each other up in glum times (such as when Squid wakes from the dream of being a superhero and feels disappointed to be plain old Squid again).

They are a very lucky duo. As the fortune cookie in the final story says, they will always have a true friend to count on.

Review:

"Sweet in Wonder Bear and naughty in Bunny Days, Nyeu is back to sweet with this look at an ideal friendship between two genial cephalopods. In four stories, Squid and Octopus show readers that there's no quarrel that a little sharing can't solve (even when it's about a weighty matter like the superiority of mittens vs. socks for keeping one's tentacles warm); that chums always offer support, even in the face of a daunting dream or a scary fortune cookie fortune; and that friends let friends wear cowboy boots on their heads, even when everyone else says it's a fashion 'don't.' Nyeu's undersea world is filled with an amazing array of trippy-looking plant life and a large secondary cast of aquatic creatures who offer asides and non sequiturs throughout. The main protagonists are perhaps a touch too mild mannered, and their expressions have a fairly limited emotional range, but the lilting, low-key text has a subtle narrative drive, and readers may find themselves turning the pages as if carried along by a gentle but unstoppable wave. Ages 3 – 5. Agent: Holly McGhee, Pippin Properties. (June)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

Synopsis:

An award-winning author presents a delightful picture book about friendship under the sea. For fans of Jon Klassens This is Not My Hat and Oliver Jeffers This Moose Belongs to Me.

 

The four tales in this charming picture book show funny moments in the life of best friends Squid and Octopus. Yes, they argue sometimes (about things as silly as whether they should wear mittens or socks to keep their tentacles warm!), but they are always able to cheer each other up in glum times (such as when Squid wakes from the dream of being a superhero and feels disappointed to be plain old Squid again).

 

They are a very lucky pair. And as the fortune cookie in the last story says, true friends are friends for always.

 

“This positive, upbeat, and comforting bundle is sure to bring smiles. A good choice for goofy, interactive read-alouds.”—Booklist (starred review)

 

“Readers may find themselves turning the pages as if carried along by a gentle but unstoppable wave.”—Publishers Weekly

 

“Inventive, quirky, gentle, and sweet.”—School Library Journal

Synopsis:

A loyal friend makes every day a happy one

The four tales in this charming picture book show funny moments in the life of best friends Squid and Octopus. Yes, they argue sometimes (about things as silly as whether they should wear mittens or socks to keep their tentacles warm!), but they are always able to cheer each other up in glum times (such as when Squid wakes from the dream of being a superhero and feels disappointed to be plain old Squid again).

They are a very lucky duo. As the fortune cookie in the final story says, they will always have a true friend to count on.

About the Author

Wonder Bear was Tao Nyeu’s thesis project as a second-year graduate student at the School of Visual Arts in New York. She now lives in Los Angeles, California.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780803735651
Author:
Nyeu, Tao
Publisher:
Dial Books
Subject:
Situations / Friendship
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction
Edition Description:
Hardback - picture book
Publication Date:
20120631
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from P up to K
Language:
English
Pages:
40
Dimensions:
12.5 x 5.25 x 11 in 7.3 lb
Age Level:
from 3 up to 5

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Product details 40 pages Dial Books - English 9780803735651 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Sweet in Wonder Bear and naughty in Bunny Days, Nyeu is back to sweet with this look at an ideal friendship between two genial cephalopods. In four stories, Squid and Octopus show readers that there's no quarrel that a little sharing can't solve (even when it's about a weighty matter like the superiority of mittens vs. socks for keeping one's tentacles warm); that chums always offer support, even in the face of a daunting dream or a scary fortune cookie fortune; and that friends let friends wear cowboy boots on their heads, even when everyone else says it's a fashion 'don't.' Nyeu's undersea world is filled with an amazing array of trippy-looking plant life and a large secondary cast of aquatic creatures who offer asides and non sequiturs throughout. The main protagonists are perhaps a touch too mild mannered, and their expressions have a fairly limited emotional range, but the lilting, low-key text has a subtle narrative drive, and readers may find themselves turning the pages as if carried along by a gentle but unstoppable wave. Ages 3 – 5. Agent: Holly McGhee, Pippin Properties. (June)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"Synopsis" by ,
An award-winning author presents a delightful picture book about friendship under the sea. For fans of Jon Klassens This is Not My Hat and Oliver Jeffers This Moose Belongs to Me.

 

The four tales in this charming picture book show funny moments in the life of best friends Squid and Octopus. Yes, they argue sometimes (about things as silly as whether they should wear mittens or socks to keep their tentacles warm!), but they are always able to cheer each other up in glum times (such as when Squid wakes from the dream of being a superhero and feels disappointed to be plain old Squid again).

 

They are a very lucky pair. And as the fortune cookie in the last story says, true friends are friends for always.

 

“This positive, upbeat, and comforting bundle is sure to bring smiles. A good choice for goofy, interactive read-alouds.”—Booklist (starred review)

 

“Readers may find themselves turning the pages as if carried along by a gentle but unstoppable wave.”—Publishers Weekly

 

“Inventive, quirky, gentle, and sweet.”—School Library Journal

"Synopsis" by ,
A loyal friend makes every day a happy one

The four tales in this charming picture book show funny moments in the life of best friends Squid and Octopus. Yes, they argue sometimes (about things as silly as whether they should wear mittens or socks to keep their tentacles warm!), but they are always able to cheer each other up in glum times (such as when Squid wakes from the dream of being a superhero and feels disappointed to be plain old Squid again).

They are a very lucky duo. As the fortune cookie in the final story says, they will always have a true friend to count on.

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