The Octopus Scientists (Scientists in the Field Series)
The team is researching what octopuses eat and why. The octopus’ brain is around its neck. Its mouth is in its armpit. Can it taste with its eyeballs, because an eyeball has skin. My favorite octopus defense is squirting acid. It can squirt ink, acid, and venom. They find lots of sea cucumbers at the first site, so they don’t think they’ll find octopuses there, because they don’t eat sea cucumbers. (Sea cucumbers are cute.) Then, they find octopuses! They are very neat eaters – unlike the squirrels I saw earlier today. I’d rather try to touch octopuses with a soft stick than my hand. (Ah! A stonefish! Cut my arm off!) What is a blue chromis? They need a picture. (The photographs are awesome!) They find a lot of octopuses. They learn what they eat. They find answers and questions. I learned a lot about octopuses. I only knew they shot ink and had jet propulsion, but nothing else. Seeing an octopus hunting – I want to do that someday. I’m becoming a marine biologist! They get to do cool stuff! This is a good book for a library, but I’m not sending my copy to the library. I want to read it again. I love this book!
|Author||Sy Montgomery, Keith Ellenbogen, Illustrator|
|Page Count||80 pages|
|Publisher||HMH Books for Young Readers|
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