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My Mommy, the Octopus

Illustrated by Tori Davis
Published by Sky Pony
Distributed by Simon & Schuster

About The Book

When I wake up in the morning, the first things I see are Mommy's arms, open wide, to give a hug to me.
My Mommy the Octopus is the endearing story of a young child who has everything they want . . . except a mother with eight arms!

Take one mom with two arms, add a young child who dreams of a Mommy with more, and you have a captivating tale of fun! Like many moms, she juggles caring for her little one while working from home all at the same time.

My Mommy the Octopus is a heartwarming story told from the eyes of a child who dreams of a mother with more arms to play—but then decides two is the perfect number for hugs. With amusing, engaging copy written by Wendy Gerber and Nonnie Gerber and whimsical illustrations by Tori Davis, this charming story will keep you and your child smiling from beginning to end.

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Product Details

  • Publisher: Sky Pony (February 7, 2023)
  • Length: 32 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781510771246
  • Grades: P - 1
  • Ages: 3 - 6

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Raves and Reviews

"Adorable and resonant for any busy mom." —Jodi Picoult, #1 New York Times bestselling author

"A warm-hearted and loving story that should appeal to kids, parents, and octopuses." —Douglas McGrath, director of I Don't Know How She Does It and Academy Award nominee

"Adorable read and every mother’s wish! — To have enough hands to do it all so we don't miss a moment engaged and playing with our little ones. My Mommy, the Octopus is an imaginative way of having this conversation with your child.  With so many parents holding down massive careers from home, this book is a really fun and creative way to explain to our sweet babies, who just want to play, that Mommy also has to do some work! Love the art, love the rhyme—it’s a wonderful addition to my son's little library." — Cerina Vincent, actress and author of Everybody has a Belly Button

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