Also an Octopus by Maggie Tokuda-Hall
  

Also an Octopus

Written by Maggie Tokuda-Hall
Illustrated by Benji Davies

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January 2017 Book of the Month An octopus playing a ukulele is just the start of this witty and unlikely story that will inspire imagination. While having a character is a good start for a story what happens next is what really matters. Ideas aplenty are woven in as characters from an adorable bunny to rocket scientists join the octopus and help him to grow his own story in this thought provoking book about stories and how they come about. ~ Julia Eccleshare

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Also an Octopus by Maggie Tokuda-Hall

From Benji Davies, the illustrator of The Storm Whale and Grandad's Island, comes a metafictive story about ...how to build a story!

First, a story needs a character. So why not a ukulele-playing octopus? And since this is a story, the octopus has to want something - maybe it dreams of travelling to faraway galaxies in a purple spaceship. But every character needs an obstacle to overcome, and when the octopus sets out to build its own spaceship out of glue, umbrellas, glitter and waffles ...well, he doesn't have much luck. Could there be another character that could help?

Debut author Maggie Tokuda-Hall sets up a funny, smart and warm-hearted story all about storytelling, then hands the baton to imaginative readers, who will be more than prepared to take it away.

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Davies makes his Walker debut illustrating this inventive spin on how to build a story, guaranteed to inspire readers to tell tales of their own. Bookseller

About the Author

Maggie Tokuda-Hall

Maggie Tokuda-Hall has an MFA in writing from the University of San Francisco and a tendency to spill things. As a longtime children's bookseller she has read her fair share of stories, and she is always hungry for more. Her favourite animal is an octopus, or else an elephant. She lives in San Francisco, USA. Find her online at and on Twitter as .

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Format

Hardback
32 pages
Interest Age: From 3

Author

Maggie Tokuda-Hall
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Author's Website

www.prettyokmaggie.com/abou...

Publisher

Walker Books Ltd

Publication date

5th January 2017

ISBN

9781406368390

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