A 2017 Parent’s Choice Gold Award Winner: Picture Books
Even the mosttotally awesomestory starts with a little bit of nothing. What happens next is up to you! A delightfully meta picture book that will set imaginations soaring.
It begins with an octopus who plays the ukulele. Since this is a story, the octopus has towantsomething—maybe to travel to faraway galaxies in a totally awesome purple spaceship. Then the octopus sets out tobuilda spaceship out of soda cans, glue, umbrellas, glitter, and waffles. OK, maybe the octopus needs some help, like from an adorable bunny friend, and maybe that bunny turns out to be . . . a rocket scientist? (Probably not.) But could something even more amazing come to pass? Debut author Maggie Tokuda-Hall, with the help of illustrator Benji Davies, sets up an endearingly funny story, then hands the baton to readers, who will be more than primed to take it away.