Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Octopus Escapes Again!

Octopus Escapes Again!
By Laurie Ellen Angus
Dawn Publications, 2016. Picture book.

Octopus is very hungry and leaves her den to look for food. But hunting is a lot trickier when there are so many animals higher up the food chain that would like to eat her. Octopus uses different defenses of hiding and evading to escape sea turtles, sharks, eels, and more.

Everyone knows that octopuses can release ink to evade predators, but did you know that if a predator grabs an octopus’s arm, it can voluntarily release it from its body and escape, eventually regrowing that arm? The back pages include further diagrams and suggested activities for parents and teachers. This is a colorful, fun, and effortlessly informative introduction to octopuses.

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