Written & Illustrated by: Owen Davey
For ages: 3 years and up
Topics Covered: STEM, Ocean Creatures, Octopuses, Nature, Natural World, Conservation.
Folx, I’m not sure that I can adequately express how excited I am for this particular book to come out. If you’ve been following our book reviews for a bit (which first of all, THANK YOU!) you will know what fans we are of this entire series by Owen Davey. I honestly can’t choose my favorite one, and let’s be real it varies by the day and if I’ve seen a cool bug recently. But this, THIS one…might be the best. I know, big statement. Let’s discuss!
I LOVE octopuses, and the ocean in general. I have a half sleeve tattoo of the ocean, including several creatures (that all have names) but the first critter I got tattooed was an orange octopus named Hector. Needless to say, I’m stoked to learn even more about this incredible animal that makes its home in all depths of the ocean. In this book is a plethora of information about intelligence, their diets, mimicry, and conservation. I’m obsessed with the bright graphics and have been known to read it out loud to people at home (whether they were in the mood for a story or not) while excitedly pointing at illustrations. Seriously, get your hands on a copy of this immediately and let’s talk.
This book was sent to us by Flying Eye, but all opinions are our own!
About the Author & Illustrator:
Owen Davey is an award-winning Illustrator, living & working in Leicester, UK. He has a First Class BA(Hons) Degree in Illustration from Falmouth University. Davey is a primary Illustrator for TwoDotswhich has been #1 in over 70 countries, as well as the illustrator of iPad App of the Year 2015 game, The Robot Factory. His work has been published in every continent except Antarctica, including picture books in UK, America, Australia, Germany, France, The Netherlands, Portugal, China, Sweden, Russia & South Korea!