A Octopus Named Mom is one fun read for children ages 3 to 8 years old.
Written by Kathleen Flaherty and Illustrated by Jennifer Caulfield Donehey this book is written from a child’s perspective on how great his life would be if all his needs were met without him having to wait.
Kathleen brings the reader through a little boys fantasy of how great it would be if his mother turns into an octopus. She would be able to keep up with her daily task and keep her children happy all at once. She would be a great multi-tasker as she would have “enough hands” to do all the tasks that she needs to do within the day.
The little boy wouldn’t need to wait for his mom to be free to attend to him and get what he needs instantly. He felt that it was great at first however after thinking through about his wish found that it would be less then ideal.
He would not have the mother which he has now. She would look totally different and he would not receive the hugs and kisses which he has been getting. The little boy realized that if he could help out his mom more at home she would have more time for him.
I like the message of being patient which is emphasized to the reader. The book is easy to read and entertaining to listen to with beautiful graphic illustrations. I certainly recommend this book if you have young readers at home.
You can purchase a copy from Amazon A portion of proceeds from the sale of the book will go towards benefiting Ovations for the Cure of Ovarian Cancer
Disclaimer: I received a copy of A Octopus Named Mom for review purposes. All opinions are 100% my own.
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