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Octavia And Her Purple Ink Cloud
ISBN: 9780976494355
Author: German, Donna Rathmell/ Meredith, Doreen Rathmell/
Publisher: Arbordale Pub
Published: April 2006
Retail: $15.95    OUR PRICE: $2.99
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Binding Type: Hardcover
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Annotation: Octavia Octopus and her sea-animal friends love playing camouflage games to practice how they would hide from a big, hungry creature. Octavia, however, just cannot seem to get her colors right when she tries to shoot her purple ink cloud. What happens when the big, hungry shark shows up looking for his dinner? This creative book introduces basic colors along with the camouflage techniques of various sea animals a great introduction to marine biology! To top it off, as parents love teaching their children practice makes perfect. The "For Creative Minds" educational supplement includes an octopus color craft and fun facts about animal camouflage and the octopus. There are also "Learning Links" and "Teaching Activities" on Sylvan Dell's website, www.SylvanDellPublishing.com/Octavia.htm, to help teachers use "Octavia and Her Purple Ink Cloud" in their classrooms. "Octavia" is an Accelerated Reader title, written by Donna and Doreen Rathmell and illustrated by Connie McLennan.
Additional Information
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Fiction | Animals | Marine Life
- Juvenile Fiction | Concepts | Colors
- Juvenile Fiction | Nature & The Natural World
Library of Congress Subjects:
Octopuses; Fiction.
Marine animals; Fiction.
Camouflage (Biology); Fiction.
Dewey: [E]
LCCN: bl2006009267
Lexile Measure: 730
Academic/Grade Level: Kindergarten, Ages 5-6
Book type: Easy Fiction
BISAC category: JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / Marine Life
Target Age Group: Age 5-6
Target Grade: Kindergarten
Grade level: Kindergarten
Physical Information: 10.50" H x 9.00" L x 0.50" W
Lexile Level: 730
Bargain Category: Picture Books, Early Elementary, Animals
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 110230
Reading Level: 3.4   Interest Level: Lower Grades   Point Value: 0.5
Scholastic Reading Counts Info
Quiz #: Q40056
Reading Level: 4.1   Interest Level: Grades K-2   Point Value: 1.0
 
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.
Publisher Description:
Octavia Octopus and her sea-animal friends love playing camouflage games to practice how they would hide from a big, hungry creature. Octavia, however, just cannot seem to get her colors right when she tries to shoot her purple ink cloud. What happens when the big, hungry shark shows up looking for his dinner? This creative book introduces basic colors along with the camouflage techniques of various sea animals a great introduction to marine biology To top it off, as parents love teaching their children practice makes perfect. The "For Creative Minds" educational supplement includes an octopus color craft and fun facts about animal camouflage and the octopus. There are also "Learning Links" and "Teaching Activities" on Sylvan Dell's website, www.SylvanDellPublishing.com/Octavia.htm, to help teachers use "Octavia and Her Purple Ink Cloud" in their classrooms. "Octavia" is an Accelerated Reader title, written by Donna and Doreen Rathmell and illustrated by Connie McLennan.
Reviewed by Horn Book Guide Reviews (Horn Book Guide Reviews 2006 Fall)
Paul Porcupine Fish, Sandy Seahorse, Freddy Flounder, and other sea creatures all demonstrate their defense mechanisms for escaping predators, but Octavia Octopus repeatedly squirts the wrong color ink (only purple provides a dark enough cloud cover). She finally gets it right when a hungry shark swims by. Bright watercolors illustrate this dull-dull-dull practice-makes-perfect tale. Related facts and activities are appended. Copyright 2006 Horn Book Guide Reviews.
Reviewed by School Library Journal Reviews (SLJ Review 2006 September)

PreS-Gr 2 Octavia Octopus and her marine friends like to play a game called “how to hide from a hungry creature.” When Octavia boasts that she can squirt a purple ink cloud to help her escape, all she can manage are yellow, orange, green, red, and blue ink clouds. But practice makes perfect, and when a hungry shark looms up and the other creatures hide, Octavia manages to squirt a big dark purple cloud and escapes in the nick of time. Large, bright, sometimes garish illustrations show the underwater animals in detail. A page on camouflage and protection and other “fun facts” about the octopus help make this a learning tool for classrooms. Less-well-advised is a “Color your own ink cloud” craft page, intended to be copied or downloaded, which is an open invitation for the first enthusiastic young patron to ruin the book. Strictly additional.Sally R. Dow, Ossining Public Library, NY

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