Also an Octopus
author: Maggie Tokuda-Hall
illustrator: Benji Davies
It begins with an octopus who plays the ukulele. Since this is a story, the octopus has to want something—maybe to travel to faraway galaxies in a totally awesome purple spaceship. Then the octopus sets out to build a spaceship out of soda cans, glue, umbrellas, glitter, and waffles. OK, maybe the octopus needs some help, like from an adorable bunny friend, and maybe that bunny turns out to be . . . a rocket scientist? (Probably not.) But could something even more amazing come to pass? In a delightfully meta picture book, Maggie Tokuda-Hall and illustrator Benji Davies set up an endearingly funny story, then hand the baton to readers, who will be more than primed to take it away.
“Mixing deadpan humor with whimsical, endearing characters, Tokuda-Hall spins a reader-friendly metanarrative out of a wickedly absurd premise.” —Kirkus Reviews