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The Disappearing Spoon by Sam Kean
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I Am John I Am Paul by Mark Tedesco
Ichiro by Ryan Inzana
The Legend of Korra: The Art of the Animated Series by Michael Dante DiMartino
Linoleum, Better Babies, and the Modern Farm Woman, 1890-1930 by Marilyn Irvin Holt
Little Bo in Italy by Julie Andrews Edwards
Little Fish: A Memoir from a Different Kind of Year by Ramsey Beyer
Mary-'Gusta by Joseph C. Lincoln
The Notorious Benedict Arnold by Steve Sheinkin
On the Beach by Nevil Shute
The Salaryman's Wife by Sujata Massey
Silent Visions by John Bengtson
Specials by Scott Westerfeld
Squid and Octopus Friends for Always by Tao Nyeu
A State of Change: Forgotten Landscapes of California by Laura Cunningham
Suite Scarlett by Maureen Johnson
The Unusual Suspects by Michael Buckley
Varjak Paw by S.F. Said
The View from the Top by Hillary Frank

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Comments for Squid and Octopus Friends for Always

Squid and Octopus Friends for Always: 03/22/14

cover artSquid 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.

Five stars

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