Inky the Octopus: The Official Story of One Brave Octopus’ Daring Escape (Includes Marine Biology Facts for Fun Early Learning!)

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Age Level: 4 and up | Grade Level: K to 5

Published in partnership with the National Aquarium of New Zealand, Inky the Octopus is based on a real-life aquatic escape!

Follow Inky the octopus as he escapes from the National Aquarium of New Zealand to the ocean! Based on a true story, Inky the Octopus: Bound for Glory chronicles the adventure that the real-life Inky might have taken on his escape to freedom in the open ocean!

BONUS: backmatter includes the real-life stories of Inky and other daring octopuses, as well as fascinating facts about these masters of disguise!

A Bank Street College of Education Best Children’s Book of the Year (Ages 5–9)
A Florida Sunshine State Young Readers Award Winner

From the Publisher

An under the sea adventure for toddlers and kids

The perfect summer read aloud and ocean gift

Includes bonus educational material and fun facts!

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