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Mary Jean Pollard Returns with 'Octrina the Octopus is Awesome'

By: Nov. 12, 2013
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From author Mary Jean Pollard comes "Octrina the Octopus is Awesome," an engaging picture book certain to tickle young readers pink. With easy to follow lines on top of vividly animated pages, this sequel follows the humorous and lesson-filled adventure of Octrina. This time, the clumsy little octopus tries her best to be a worker at a summer camp.

Octrina had a good year teaching at the school for fish. However, now that school is out, she is looking for fresh and fun activities to fill her empty to-do list. As fate would have it, she finds a summer job ad for Lakeshore Summer Camp. Before she could get to camp, her eight legs cause lots of trouble. In fact, she cannot fit on the bus and has to arrive in a wagon.

At camp, Octrina's legs prove to be inconvenient: no bunk could accommodate her without bothering the other campers, children near her trip over, and, on horseback riding day, the horse scampers to the woods at the sight of her. She becomes a laughing stock and it looks like summer camp is no place for octopi like her. Will Octrina be able to prove herself worthy for the summer job?

Readers can find out in "Octrina the Octopus is Awesome," a heartwarming illustrated book that teaches the lesson that nobody can be good at everything but everybody can be good at something.

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About the Author
Mary Jean Pollard is a retired elementary school librarian who believes that reading should be fun. She wrote the Octrina stories after making an octopus puppet at an art workshop. Pollard lives in Grovetown, Ga., and has written more children's stories over the years.

OCTRINA the OCTOPUS is AWESOME * by Mary Jean Pollard
Publication Date: October 29, 2013
Trade Paperback; $21.99; 26 pages; 978-1-4931-2229-5
Trade Hardback; $31.99; 26 pages; 978-1-4931-2230-1
e-book; $3.99; 978-1-4931-2231-8

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