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Stubby the Fearless Squid

Barbara Davis-Pyles, Carolyn Conahan (Illustrator)


List Price: 17.99*
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A sweet and fun and clever story about accepting yourself for who you are and being brave.

A great read-aloud picture book about a scaredy squid named Stubby (a stubby squid, rossia pacifica) who makes a BIG MISTAKE . . . getting a pen pal.

Intimidated by his new pen pal's name--Razor Clam--and the extraordinary stories Razor writes about his exploits, Stubby gets carried away making up fantastic stories of his own bravery that end up putting him in hot water when something real and scary happens. But perhaps all his brave imaginings have made him brave enough to find a happy ending?

Praise For Stubby the Fearless Squid

"Pure fun and a good read-aloud choice."--Kirkus Reviews

This book is a wonderful book to help kids overcome fears and feel brave."--Kids Book Buzz, Liam age 7

Little Bigfoot, 9781632171993, 32pp.

Publication Date: May 7, 2019

About the Author

BARBARA DAVIS-PYLES, author of Grizzly Boy, has written hundreds of fiction and nonfiction pieces for the children's education market. When Barbara's not writing, she can be found hiking, biking, or packing for a road trip. She lives in the northwest corner of Washington State with her family. Find out more at

CAROLYN DIGBY CONAHAN writes and illustrates picture books, which include Twelve Days of Christmas Dogs and the award-winning Big Wish. She's also the staff illustrator for Cricket magazine. which means she draws the bugs! Carolyn lives in Portland, OR. Learn more about her at