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.
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!