Book of the Week: Squid and Octopus: Friends For Always

January 7, 2013

Squid and Octopus: Friends For Always by Tao Nyeu

By Carter.

I love a good friendship story, don’t you? The two in Squid and Octopus: Friends For Always by Tao Nyeu are as endearing as another favorite animal duo, Frog and Toad. They have kooky spats over whether knitted somethings found deep in the sea are socks or mittens, and whether a sunken cowboy boot is a flowerpot or a doorstop.

Squid and Octopus: Friends For Always by Tao Nyeu
Squid and Octopus: Friends For Always by Tao Nyeu

Throughout all of their adorable antics, Squid and Octopus remain the very sweetest of best friends. And Octopus says this, which is my absolute favorite line: ”Obviously, what we really need is a hot pot of tea.” A good truth for life, right?

This book is a tad longer than most picture books because it contains four separate stories. I can’t decide which I love most, so I just keep reading them all, over and over and over again. I guess that’s not a humongous problem – so much more to love!


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{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Kathy Ellen Davis January 7, 2013 at 4:42 pm

Isn’t this book just the best, Carter?
I bought it for a friend who, as an adult, is still so in love with Frog and Toad.
We poured over the stories and took turns reading , one of us Squid, one of us Octopus.

We touched each of the pages, because this art invites you to do that.
It was nice to see this in my blog reader today…thanks for covering it!


2 Carter Higgins January 8, 2013 at 11:12 am

Well, Kathy Ellen! Fancy meeting you here.

You know what else I love? All of the little conversational asides are Tao’s handwriting! I met her at a book signing and she is just a dear.


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