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Comments for Squid and Octopus Friends for Always
Squid and Octopus Friends for Always: 03/22/14
Squid and Octopus Friends for Always by Tao Nyeu is an early reader about a pair of cephalopod friends. Like the Frog and Toad books, this one has four short stories: The Quarrel, The Dream, The Hat, and The Fortune Cookie.
My favorite of the set is the Hat. Octopus finds a fisherman's boot and declares it's a hat. All the other sea friends come up with ideas for what it really is. Squid, though, finds the other book and also declares it's a hat. From then on, the boots are hats.
The illustrations are adorable. They're done in primarily pastel shades of green and blue with some grays. Stylistically they remind me of a blend between Arnold Lobel's books and Meomi's Octonauts series.