Take Your Octopus to School Day (Hardcover)

By Audrey Vernick, Diana Schoenbrun (Illustrator)

Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers, 9780399557101, 40pp.

Publication Date: September 25, 2018

List Price: 17.99*
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Description

A hilarious classroom story about an octopus and his boy, from the author of Is Your Buffalo Ready for Kindergarten?

When it comes to show-and-tell, Sam is in it to win it. But no matter how hard he tries, one of his classmates is always showing him up with a slightly better costume or a slightly cooler object to share. His teacher says it's not a competition, but just once Sam would like to be the best--which is why he's so excited when Take Your Octopus to School Day is announced. Sam is pretty sure he's the only kid with a real live pet octopus to bring, and Thurgood, his eight-tentacled best friend, is excited too. Together, they prepare Thurgood's travel tank and get ready for a school day like no other. . . . What could possibly go wrong?
Sprinkled with sly humor and scientific facts about the class Cephalopoda, readers who loved Flora and the Flamingo or Sparky will want to get their tentacles on Take Your Octopus to School Day.


About the Author

Audrey Vernick writes fiction and nonfiction for kids and teens. She never had a pet octopus as a child, but she did have two gerbils named Guru Maharishi Darling 1 and 2. Audrey is a two-time recipient of the New Jersey Arts Council's fiction fellowship, and her books include the critically acclaimed Brothers at Bat and Is Your Buffalo Ready for Kindergarten?, as well as an upcoming collaboration with Liz Garton Scanlon and Chris Raschka, called Dear Substitute Teacher. She lives near the ocean with her husband, son, daughter, and two dogs. For her next pet, Audrey really wants a baby goat. Visit her at AudreyVernick.com. Diana Schoenbrun is an illustrator, author, designer, and puppet builder. She received her BFA in illustration from the Rhode Island School of Design and an MFA in illustration from the Fashion Institute of Technology. She is a member of the Society of Illustrators and the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators. Diana enjoys designing children's books for Random House Golden Books and currently lives in Brooklyn, New York. Take Your Octopus to School Day is her first picture book.