Also An Octopus

Even the most totally awesome story 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 to want something maybe to travel to faraway galaxies in a totally awesome purple spaceship Then the octopus setsEven the most totally awesome story 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 to want something maybe to travel to faraway galaxies in a totally awesome purple spaceship Then the octopus sets out to build a 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 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 than primed to take it away.
Also An Octopus Even the most totally awesome story 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

  • Title: Also An Octopus
  • Author: Maggie Tokuda-Hall Benji Davies
  • ISBN: 9780763670849
  • Page: 472
  • Format: Hardcover
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    • Danielle said:
      Sep 18, 2018 - 19:00 PM

      This "little bit of nothing" phrase about how/what a story starts with is fantastic. And so is the book.

    • Vera Godley said:
      Sep 18, 2018 - 19:00 PM

      At first glance upon picking up Also An Octopus one thinks, "Oh! Another adorable kiddie picture book." But then upon delving into this first-time author's debut (redundant, huh!) book, there is a bit more meat to the story than cutsie octopuses and kiddies and fantastic folks in unreal places.Now we don't want to overthink a kid's book because that might just take away from the fun of reading. But what is the harm in discovering that the "rest of the story" is the beginning of the story or the [...]

    • Cheryl said:
      Sep 18, 2018 - 19:00 PM

      Another 'meta' book. Or, better, a book to inspire the reader to come up with his own stories. Just start with "a little bit of nothing." I can understand the high ratings, but, today at least, this didn't wow me. Too long before the reader is actually invited in, maybe. Or maybe I just can't suspend disbelief for an octopus sitting on a street corner without at least a helmet of water. You'll probably like the book better.

    • Emily said:
      Sep 18, 2018 - 19:00 PM

      This book has everything Aiden loves: rocket ships, a ukulele playing octopus, and waffles. Need I say more?

    • Dorcas said:
      Sep 18, 2018 - 19:00 PM

      Interesting way to introduce how to create a story. Loved the illustrations and that the author encourages imagining options and future adventures.

    • Leslie aka StoreyBook Reviews said:
      Sep 18, 2018 - 19:00 PM

      I picked up this book for my great-niece to build up her library, but I was not expecting a great story about how anyone can write a story and that no idea is too silly. In fact, this book would actually help an aspiring young author by showing the steps they need to go through to actually write the story.I do love how the book starts: "Every story starts the same waywith nothing." It s true, every story that any author has written started with nothing to very little other than a dream to write [...]

    • Beth said:
      Sep 18, 2018 - 19:00 PM

      The idea that all stories begin with "A little bit of nothing" is a wonderful, unintimidating way to introduce story writing to students. As it is, I will be reading this book to my 8th graders to kick off NaNoWriMo.

    • Kelsey said:
      Sep 18, 2018 - 19:00 PM

      Age: Preschool+WritingSuch a darling, inspirational book for any young writer that just doesn't know how to start. Perfectly introduces the components of a story including characters, plot, and resolution. Silly without being demeaning. Perfect to be used as a writing prompt in the classroom.

    • Jillian Heise said:
      Sep 18, 2018 - 19:00 PM

      A charming book that would be great to introduce the idea of stories and plot and imagination. It all starts with a little bit of nothing, and adding in some crazy ideas leads to unexpected results.

    • Angela said:
      Sep 18, 2018 - 19:00 PM

      Guess what just got added to our "Exceptional Picture Books of 2016" list.is guy!See for yourself!

    • Amy said:
      Sep 18, 2018 - 19:00 PM

      Also An Octopus, explores the process behind building a story. Readers will bounce along with delight as a friendly octopus gets built right into a story. Add in a ukulele, a sandwich, a friend and a purple spaceship; you get the beginnings of a story. But what happens when the spaceship doesn’t work? You add an in a bunny. But what happens when it all becomes a mess? You begin again, and let your imagination soar. A charming story teaching children and students the importance of how starting [...]

    • Emily said:
      Sep 18, 2018 - 19:00 PM

      What are the things every story needs? A character, of course! Who will the character be though? And what will the character want? In this adorable debut, Tokuda-Hall introduces us to her imagination, where we meet an ukulele playing Octopus, who will bring out giggles from the stubbornest of readers (children and adults alike). This book adds an extra level by discussing the parts of a story, including characters, plot, and of course, a resolution--but that all stories start with a little bit o [...]

    • Tracy Morton said:
      Sep 18, 2018 - 19:00 PM

      The illustrations were cool in this book. The story was ok. I think that children would like it more that I did though. It has it's humorous moments. There is talk of a rocket ship so it could be used as part of a space storytime.

    • Brittany said:
      Sep 18, 2018 - 19:00 PM

      "But that ukulele-playing octopus with intergalactic dreams can't just GET a shining purple spaceship, from say, the drugstore."

    • Mehsi said:
      Sep 18, 2018 - 19:00 PM

      Every story starts the same way with nothing.And that is how the book starts. And that is, next to our ukelele playing octopus, a running theme through the book. Making a story, making your own ending. I didn't expect it, that is what I can say, I thought this book would be solely about octopuses, but instead I got much much more. I didn't only get an octopus, I didn't only get rockets (though I definitely approve of rockets), but I also got a fun book about how to make your own story. I had qui [...]

    • Lynn said:
      Sep 18, 2018 - 19:00 PM

      Fun instruction on the writing process with lots of entertaining silliness. I especially enjoyed the bright funny illustrations.

    • Kristina Jean Lareau said:
      Sep 18, 2018 - 19:00 PM

      A silly story of nothing but with great illustrations.

    • Robin said:
      Sep 18, 2018 - 19:00 PM

      A picture book about the magic of creating stories, exploration, friendship and having fun. A delight!

    • Melissa said:
      Sep 18, 2018 - 19:00 PM

      I spotted this at the library and picked it up solely because the illustrator shares a name with my little one :-) plus, judging by the cover, it looked like a winner! An octopus eatin a waffle, with a rabbit, crab, rocket plans, and a ukelele among other things - just begged the question what was going to happen here? I loved the unique take on the plot - showing children that every story begins with just random ideas, and can lead anywhere! This one was quite goofy, with perfectly colorful and [...]

    • Mary Ann said:
      Sep 18, 2018 - 19:00 PM

      What does it take to build a story? Do you need a magic formula, or can anyone do it? In Also an Octopus, Maggie Tokuda-Hall encourages young storytellers, showing them that every story begins with "just a little bit of nothing."With whimsy and delight, Tokuda-Hall shows young readers the writing process, introducing introducing story elements key to successful conflict and resolution. Her energetic language and playful premise are matched by Davies' bright digital artwork.Read my full review at [...]

    • Tori said:
      Sep 18, 2018 - 19:00 PM

      Every story starts with nothing. Then you add something to it like an octopus. A humorous picture book about the fundamentals of storytelling, Also An Octopus shows that all you need is a character and a motivation to tell a fun story. It leaves the ending up to the imagination.This would be great for storytime for older kids (elementary age) as part of a story-writing unit or activity. Ham up the humorous details - they'll dig it. The crazy ups and downs of this unusual story are sure to get st [...]

    • Jtimko said:
      Sep 18, 2018 - 19:00 PM

      A ukulele playing Octopus starts with nothing and shows the reader how to create a story from nothing. This debut story teaches us that a story starts with nothing and then you build upon it until you have a story. Bright colorful illustrations (digitally created) along with innovative text will inspire the reader to become a writer. The animals are adorable and expressive. The large format will makes this a great starter for a writing class. Recommended for grades 3 through 6.

    • Jessica Journey said:
      Sep 18, 2018 - 19:00 PM

      Quirky colorful drawings follow an octopus and bunny (our protagonists) as they teach us a story's essential ingredients. Cool way to show children that stories come from our heads: from "a bit of nothing" we find a character and a problem, and the rest is history.

    • Katharine said:
      Sep 18, 2018 - 19:00 PM

      Yes, yes, yes! A book for kids that informs them how to write a story as they read one!

    • Peninnah said:
      Sep 18, 2018 - 19:00 PM

      “When one story ends, it’s just making room for another story to begin.”

    • Monique said:
      Sep 18, 2018 - 19:00 PM

      What do you get with an octopus, a bunny, a purple rocketship and a ukulele? A very inventive and fun story!

    • Jeanna said:
      Sep 18, 2018 - 19:00 PM

      Quirky and fun and silly. I would definitely use this when I next teach a creative writing class to a younger group of kids. It's a fun way of looking at the creative process.

    • Jo Oehrlein said:
      Sep 18, 2018 - 19:00 PM

      A little bit about how to create a story and a lot silly.

    • Mackenzie Dunn said:
      Sep 18, 2018 - 19:00 PM

      Great book for children (and adults) to get those creative ideas moving.

    • Jennifer said:
      Sep 18, 2018 - 19:00 PM

      A fun and simple book about the story-making process. I'd like to use this in one of my kid writers programs. Also: a potential gift for my picture book writing friends.

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