Could an Octopus Climb a Sky Scraper? by Camilla de la Bedoyere

Could an Octopus Climb a Sky Scraper?

Written by Camilla de la Bedoyere
Illustrated by Aleksei Bitskoff

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Could An Octopus Climb A Skyscraper will be sure to keep young readers entertained whilst also helping them to understand and retain animal facts. A fun and engaging introduction into the life of an Octopus.

From the 'What If A....' series which also includes Could a Penguin Ride a Bike?


Could an Octopus Climb a Sky Scraper? by Camilla de la Bedoyere

By imagining animals in everyday scenarios readers can learn about their size, diet and other features. Engaging question and answer format will keep young readers entertained and help them to understand and retain animal facts.

Following on from the popular What if a Dino series, QED is publishing four new titles on ocean animals:

Could a Shark do Gymnastics?

Could a Whale Swim to the Moon?

Could a Penguin Ride a Bike?

Could an Octopus Climb a Skyscraper?


'Colourful artwork and higgledy-piggledy type create outlandish scenarios ('What if an octopus went shoe shopping?') to explore animal characteristics. The absurdity is bound to appeal to 6-8 year olds.' Sue Unstead Books for Keeps

About the Author

Camilla de la Bedoyere was a teacher for 10 years before she became a full-time non-fiction author. She studied Zoology and Geology at Bristol University, and has subsequently written or edited more than 250 books for children and adults, many of which aim to explain and explore the natural world and our relationship with it Camilla is a specialist literacy teacher at a London high school, developing reading skills and encouraging a love of learning through books.

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24 pages
Interest Age: From 4


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QED Publishing

Publication date

18th August 2014




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