Saturday, May 3, 2014

O'Shae the Octopus-book review

Happy Saturday morning everyone.  You are always welcome here at Storywraps and I am glad you dropped by.  The answer to yesterday's book quote : "This is Geroge. He lives in Africa," is from the book "Curious George by H. A. Rey."

               Today's quote is:  "Chug chug chug, Puff puff puff.  Ding-dong Ding-dong."

Do you know the title of the book and the author for the above?  Answer will be posted Monday.

Today's feature is: 

Author:  Brandee Bublé
Illustrator:  Eiska Liska

This book is written in rhyme and has a great message for all the kids out there.  Sometimes being different doesn't make you odd or an outcast but makes you very, very special.  O'Shae is a young octopus that has the distinction of having not eight, but ten arms.  He feels strange but his mother fully supports his uniqueness as does his BFF Shelton the Shark.  One day he and Sheldon go to Seaweed Park and unfortunately two bullies show up and start poking fun at him for his oddity.  O'Shae takes his reality and turns it into something so wonderful and exciting that all his friends, underwater strangers and even the bullies come to him and praise his special gift and want to hang out and play with him.  It is a story you will want to read and then let the conversation about being your own person, celebrating who you are and feeling good in your own skin pour forth and affirm and verify exactly who you are one of a are....YOU... the best! 

Take a peek inside:

About the author:

Brandee Buble grew up in Burnaby, BC, with her big brother Michael and little sister Crystal. Growing up as the daughter of a fisherman, Brandee spent many summers aboard her father's boat, where she had plenty of time to let her imagination run wild about all the creatures that surrounded her. Brandee taught children with special needs for eight great years and that's where her stories were born. She loved writing fun stories to keep her students engaged, often communicating with them through rhyme. Now married to her high school sweetheart, Brandee is a stay-at-home mom to her two awesome kids, O'Shae and Jayde. She is crazy about her family... in fact her sister Crystal is her next door neighbour! She still absolutely loves the ocean and can be found most sunny days on her boat with her family and friends.

About the Illustrator:

Eliska Liska is a world-travelling freelance artist currently based in Victoria, BC. She has a master's degree in Contemporary Art and New Media from Ostrava University, Czech Republic. Her book Suzie’s Sourdough Circus was published in 2011 and she was the 2013 Summer Reading Club artist for BC.

Book Review Rating:  8 (Fantastic!)

Read on and read always!  Have a great weekend and see you back here Monday! 

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