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Even an Octopus Needs a Home

Irene Kelly


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Animals and insects make incredible homes--nests, burrows, treehouses, lodges, caves, and more.

From the snug sleeping bags made out of leaves constructed by Honduran white bats to the thirty-feet-high towers filled with passageways and rooms that termites build, animals have impressive abodes.

Young nature lovers will be fascinated by how animals solve the problem of locating safe places in which to live and raise families. Fun, colorful watercolor illustrations bring these fantastic homes to life.

Praise For Even an Octopus Needs a Home

"The well-labeled paintings are realistic and range from close-ups to a span of ocean floor. . . . The informational bits are ideal in length; they're great for fast-fact lovers but will tease out further study in many cases. The important message of environmental stewardship . . . should resonate with children."—School Library Journal
"Building on her successful Even an Ostrich Needs a Nest (2009), Kelly expands the concept to describe how others in the animal world make and find safe places for rest, safety and rearing their young."—Kirkus Reviews
An International Reading Association Teacher's Choice
Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Best Book Award – Gold Seal

Holiday House, 9780823422357, 32pp.

Publication Date: August 1, 2011

About the Author

Irene Kelly writes nonfiction for children. Her books have been named Outstanding Science Trade Books by the National Science Teachers Association and the Children’s Book Council and have also been named to the John Burroughs List of Nature Books for Young Readers.