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Here's a bunch of reasons you should buy it, according to people who are not me:
It's a Parent's Choice Award Gold Medal Winner!
A Bank Street Best Children's Book of 2017 --Humor Category
"There’s a playful look at plot mechanics in Maggie Tokuda-Hall and Benji Davies’ Also an Octopus (Walker), which first asks what a story needs, then supplies it – in the shape of an eight-legged protagonist, a space-travel dream and a ukulele. With dynamic, polychromatic illustrations and finely judged text, this paean to the “little bit of nothing” with which a book begins should be a sure-fire hit for aspiring writers of any age." --The Guardian
"This is a smart and uplifting look at how stories work and the power of imagination – paired with bright colours and a very cuddly octopus in a cosy red hat. One for the creative kids out there (which is to say, all of them)." --The Irish Times
"Tokuda-Hall subtly introduces concepts like conflict and emotional stakes... and the concluding image—of a rocket scientist water-skiing atop a rhino while wearing a colander on her head—cements the idea that, when it comes to storytelling, anything is possible." --Publisher's Weekly
"A perceptive how-to for beginner storytellers." --Kirkus Reviews
"In terms of new children’s writers, Maggie Tokuda-Hall is definitely one to watch." --The Fountain
"The payoff for an adult reading a child’s book is in the child’s reaction. Tokuda-Hall’s tale of an octopus (quite darling, in the illustrator Benji Davies’s rendering) building a spaceship out of waffles made my kids laugh hysterically. There’s no sweeter sound," --The New York Times
"Funny and engaging, this book has an interactive quality that will inspire kids to imagine a story of their own." --Booklist