Outstanding, Primary, Intermediate, Marisa Polansky, Joey Chou, Fish, Sea, Ocean, Octopus, Acceptance, Fitting In, Making Friends, Name

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Book Review


When a small, pink octopus joins a new aquarium, he meets interesting and beautiful creatures. All have a name to match their characteristics—everyone, that is, but him! Is he less valuable because he can’t change color like Mimic Octopus, breathe from many gills like Six-Gill Shark, or glow like Moon Jelly? After he tries to suggest his own name (Parachute Steerfish) to the laughter of the tank, he becomes even more upset. Just then, a scientist brings the best news possible—the octopus’s name is Adorabilis! It fits just right, and Adorabilis is happy to have a name.