Love, Agnes : postcards from an octopus

by Latham, Irene,

Format: Print Book 2018
Availability: Available at 2 Libraries 2 of 2 copies
Available (2)
Location Collection Call #
Braddock Carnegie Library Picture Books P ANIMAL OCEAN LAT
Location  Braddock Carnegie Library
Collection  Picture Books
North Versailles Public Library Picture Book P LATH
Location  North Versailles Public Library
Collection  Picture Book
Call Number  P LATH

Agnes has a beak that can crush bones and arms and stretch wide as a car--but that doesn't make her a monster! After she comes across a postcard, Agnes, a giant Pacific octopus, strikes up a correspondence with various other creatures below--and above--the waves. Readers will delight in this unlikely introduction to the octopus life cycle.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Agnes the octopus finds a postcard floating under a pier. Reading it, she thinks a boy, Andrew, is calling her a monster. She writes back in order to set him straight, but, rather than a simple back-and-forth, what follows is a series of postcards sent among a variety of underwater creatures, such as a crab, a smaller octopus, and Agnes' many eggs. Through the creative, humorous correspondence, details are shared about octopus life and Agnes' undersea home, effectively blending fact and fantasy. The nonfiction part of the story is bolstered by two pages of information about octopuses, as well as a list of books and websites for further reading. Mixed-media illustrations, including collage, acrylic, and digital images, convey both Andrew's setting and a glorious underwater world through effective use of texture, light, and shadow. Many of the notes are funny, but they include serious elements about Andrew's conflict with his brother and Agnes' love for her children. Entertaining and useful, this book has several curricular tie-ins, including science, writing, and character education.--Lucinda Whitehurst Copyright 2019 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects North Pacific giant octopus -- Juvenile fiction.
Octopuses -- Juvenile fiction.
Postcards -- Juvenile fiction.
North Pacific giant octopus -- Fiction.
Octopuses -- Fiction.
Postcards -- Fiction.
Publisher Minneapolis :2018
Contributors Baker, Thea, illustrator.
Language English
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 24 x 28 cm
ISBN 9781512439939
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