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PreS-Gr 2—It's "bedtime ahoy!," or so says an octopus to a child who lives on a houseboat in New York City. When Octopus invites him to take "a nice warm bath," he reveals the bath is made of egg salad. The boy responds, "Gross! No thank you, Octopus." As the sea creature continues to offer the boy increasingly silly things (such as drying off with a tuba, putting his pj's on the Statue of Liberty, or brushing his teeth with paint brushes), he remains unfailingly polite, saying each time, "No, thank you, Octopus." The gags end when the boy puts Octopus in a giant bear hug before they tuck into their bunk beds. The humorous narrative consists of simple dialogue conveyed with speech bubbles—perfect for early-elementary sensibilities. Colorful double-page spreads are filled with details that extend the text and support repeated readings.—Laura Scott, Farmington Community Library, MI

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* “A terrific read-aloud; each repeat visit will ensure gleeful participation. A maritime—and bedtime—delight.” Kirkus Reviews, starred review

“This hilarious nautical comedy of errors will lure in unsuspecting listeners.” --Horn Book review
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Product Details

  • Age Range: 3 - 5 years
  • Hardcover: 40 pages
  • Publisher: Dial Books (May 1, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0803734387
  • ISBN-13: 978-0803734388
  • Product Dimensions: 9.4 x 0.4 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #154,475 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Darren Farrell is the author-illustrator of the award-winning picture book Doug-Dennis and the Flyaway Fib. He lives, for the time being, with his family in Seoul, South Korea, where he hangs out with multiple octopi at the Noryangjin Fish Market.

His latest book, Thank You, Octopus arrives May 1, 2014.

http://darren-farrell.com

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The illustrations are great.
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Whimsical and silly, this is a book that is as much fun for the grown-ups to read as it is for the children.
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My 3 year old son loves this book!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By JG on May 1, 2014
Format: Hardcover
This book is great! My five year old laughs hysterically and wants to hear it again and again. The illustrations are amazing!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Shelli on October 30, 2014
Format: Hardcover
Thank you, Octopus is an adorable quick read for little readers and listeners about a helpful octopus that often assists his friend in unexpected and unwanted ways. Kids will belly giggle over the silliness and Fans of Mo Williams will appreciate this lovable eight legged character.
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I thought, based on other reviews, that this would be a "polite" version of Remy Charlip's "Fortunately". UNFORTUNATELY, it was not. The antics of the octopus go right over my three year old's head. The idea is funny, but the execution is just not there. Just get "Fortunately" if you want to laugh with your little guy or girl.
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Whimsical and silly, this is a book that is as much fun for the grown-ups to read as it is for the children. I would particularly read it if you live in or near New York, as there are some references my children didn't get. Recommended.
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Hilarious! I love reading this to my 2.5 year old, she laughs hysterically, like catching her breath kind of laughter! It's beautifully illustrated and I want more more more from this author! Thanks for creating such a great fun book!
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My 3 year old son loves this book! It's such a silly book and we get lots of giggles out of it! The book is nice and short so its perfect for bedtime, especially if you have one that likes you to read the book over and over again!
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By Cgi on August 21, 2014
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I got this book for one of my nieces, and she absolutely loves it. Last time I called, she kept quoting lines from the book back to me.

Thank You, Octopus might be a new children's classic.
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By Bethany H on June 23, 2014
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Ordered this for my boyfriends nephew, and we almost didn't give it to him because we enjoyed reading it so much. It's cute and funny and the illustrations are rich and adorable. We love this book!
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