An Octopus Is Amazing|Patricia Lauber
An Octopus Is Amazing
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Read and find out about the amazing octopus in this colorfully illustrated nonfiction picture book.

Where can you find 1,920 suction cups? Under the ocean on a common octopus That's 240 suction cups on each of its eight arms. And if an octopus loses an arm, it will eventually grow another one. Read and find out about the many other ways an octopus is amazing.

A charming introduction to the truly amazing octopus. Lauber's chatty, fact-filled text makes the book a good read-aloud, and Keller's amusing and colorful drawings enhance it--a perfect match of text and illustration. --School Library Journal

This is a clear and appealing science book for early elementary age kids, both at home and in the classroom.

This is a Level 2 Let's-Read-and-Find-Out, which means the book explores more challenging concepts for children in the primary grades. The 100+ titles in this leading nonfiction series are:

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  • Employ engaging picture book quality illustrations
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Books in this series support the Common Core Learning Standards, Next Generation Science Standards, and the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) standards. Let's-Read-and-Find-Out is the winner of the American Association for the Advancement of Science/Subaru Science Books & Films Prize for Outstanding Science Series.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780064451574
  • ISBN-10: 0064451577
  • Publisher: HarperCollins
  • Publish Date: February 1996
  • Dimensions: 6.83 x 8.66 x 0.13 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.2 pounds
  • Page Count: 32
  • Reading Level: Ages 4-8