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The den that octopus built / Randi Sonenshine ; illustrated by Anne Hunter.

Sonenshine, Randi, (author.). Hunter, Anne, (illustrator.).

"The solitary and ingenious octopus is a master of disguise and invention, creating her den out of the objects of the ocean, from shells and rocks to tiny glass shards. Using creative methods of hunting and construction, the octopus prepares for the biggest task of her life: motherhood. With one last, poignant gesture of love, the mother octopus sends her hatchlings on their way, starting a new cycle of life for the tiny offspring who face peril of their own. Offering deeply informative back matter, including an author's note, a glossary, and fascinating "octo-knowledge" (did you know that octopuses have nine brains, including one in each of their independently operating arms?), this third in a series from author Randi Sonenshine and illustrator Anne Hunter continues the work of gently introducing children to the reality of the animal world"-- Provided by publisher.

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  • ISBN: 9781536226546
  • Physical Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 28 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: Somerville, Massachusetts : Candlewick Press, 2024.

Content descriptions

Target Audience Note:
Ages 4-8 Candlewick Press
Subject: Octopuses > Juvenile literature.
Octopuses > Habitations > Juvenile literature.
Octopuses > Life cycles > Juvenile literature.
Genre: Stories in rhyme.
Picture books.

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  • 0 of 1 copy available at Adams County Library System.


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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Harbaugh-Thomas Library (Biglerville) J594.56 SON (Text) 35740636067555 Juvenile Nonfiction In Transit -

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