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Also an Octopus by Maggie Tokuda-Hall
  

Also an Octopus

Written by Maggie Tokuda-Hall
Illustrated by Benji Davies

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Synopsis

Also an Octopus by Maggie Tokuda-Hall

Every story starts with nothing, so ...why not an octopus who wants to fly in a spaceship? A delightfully meta picture book that will set imaginations soaring. 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 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 www.prettyokmaggie.com and on Twitter as @emteehall. Benji Davies is an animation director and award-winning illustrator, whose picture books include the Bizzy Bear series, The Storm Whale and Grandad's Island, which was shortlisted for the Association of Illustrator's prestigious World Illustration Awards. He lives in London with his wife, Nina. Find him online at www.benjidavies.com, and on Twitter and Instagram as @Benji_Davies.

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
32 pages
Interest Age: From 3

Author

Maggie Tokuda-Hall
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Publication date

5th January 2017

ISBN

9781406373387


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