Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Review - Roof Octopus

Roof Octopus
by Lucy Branam
illustrated by Rogério Coelho
Date: 2018
Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press
Reading level: C
Book type: picture book
Pages: 32
Format: e-book
Source: library

When Nora hears a soft "tap, tap, tap" at her bedroom window she never expects it to be the tentacle of a very large octopus, but that's exactly what it is--an octopus on her apartment building. The octopus turns out to be a very neighborly sort of octopus, helping the residents to wash their cars or weed the window boxes, and Nora makes fast friends with him. But one morning, the octopus is nowhere in sight. Has he moved on already? And just when Nora wanted to bring him for Show and Tell!

(synopsis from Goodreads)

This is one of those books that's a bit short on story, but long on aesthetic appeal. I loved the illustrations in this one. They're whimsical, colourful, and very fun.

It's a short book, so I don't really know what else to say. If you're looking for a kids' book with unique illustrations and a cute little story to match, give this one a try.

Premise: 4/5
Meter: n/a
Writing: 3/5
Illustrations: 5/5
Originality: 4/5

Enjoyment: 4/5

Overall: 4 out of 5

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