Octavia and Her Purple Ink Cloud is a cute and educational story about Octavia Octapus, who lives in a secret cave in a coral reef. Through a game called “how to hide from a hungry creature”, she teaches kids how different animals use different tactics to escape harm from predators.
In addition to teaching kids about ocean animals, the book Octavia also teaches kids about colors. While Octavia is trying to show the other ocean animals how she can squirt purple ink, she ends up squirting out ink in different colors.
My three-year-old son loved this book by Donna and Doreen Rathmell, and he carefully studied each of Connie McLennan’s colorful and detailed illustrations. He has had a difficult time learning the colors, so this was the perfect book for him.
My seven-year-old son thought Octavia was an easy read, and he had a particular interest in the For Creative Minds section in the back of the book, which teahces and quizzes children about animal camouflage, protection and adaptions.
- Title: Octavia and Her Purple Ink Cloud
- Written by Donna Rathmell German & Doreen Rathmell
- Illustrated by Connie McLennan
- 32 pg, 11 x 8.5,
- For children ages 3-7
- Hardcover ISBN: 9780976494355, $15.95
- Paperback ISBN: 9781607185864, $9.95
You can buy Octavia by Donna and Doreen Rathmell at the Sylvan Dell publishing website.
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Disclaimer: The Frugality Is Free family received a complimentary Octavia book sample from Sylvan Dell Publishing for the purpose of writing a review and hosting a giveaway, no monetary compensation was received. Any opinions expressed above are based solely on our family’s experience with the Octavia by Donna and Doreen Rathmell.