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by Dan Yaccarino

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ISBN:
0140565329
Author:
Dan Yaccarino
Category:
Animals
Language:
English
Publisher:
Puffin (February 1, 2000)
Pages:
32 pages
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1638 kb
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1926 kb
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Highlighted by bright, bold artwork, this humorous tale of a little girl's inability to say no to a big, cuddly octopus with no home, will make young readers laugh out loud.

Highlighted by bright, bold artwork, this humorous tale of a little girl's inability to say no to a big, cuddly octopus with no home, will make young readers laugh out loud. ISBN13:9780670874019. Release Date:October 1997.

I like octopuses, so when I discovered this book I had to have it. It's about a little girl who has gradually built up a veritible zoo . Actually, she leads the animals home, but the octopus, at least, seems to follow her quite willingly. It's about a little girl who has gradually built up a veritible zoo from all the animals that have "followed" her home: a crocodile, a giraffe, seals, grizzly bear, elephants - her tastes seem to run towards large animals. Actually, she leads the animals home, but the octopus, at least, seems to follow her quite willingly

One day she is followed home by an octopus. I'm not that keen on Dan Yaccarino (creator of Oswald), but my kids really like his books and illustrations. They are simple and sometimes silly and my kids like them

One day she is followed home by an octopus. When she asks her father if it can stay her father lists off all the other animals that are already in his house. He goes through every place in the house and lists off each animal that is staying there. At the end of the book, the father says no to the octopus staying and the little girl is once again followed home by another creature. They are simple and sometimes silly and my kids like them. This one had the same effect on me as all his other books and the same effect on my kids as all his other books have.

Dan Yaccarino (born May 20, 1965) is an American author, illustrator and animated series producer known for his animated series, children’s books and award-winning imagery. Growing up in his home in Clifton, NJ, Yaccarino was influenced by a combination of advertising, package design, comic books, vintage animation, toys, and old movies. I’m not really inspired by other children’s book authors and illustrators, Yaccarino was quoted in saying, "as much as people from other fields.

18004 yaccarino D. 1997 an octopus followed me home. Bibliographic Details. Title: AN OCTOPUS FOLLOWED ME HOME. We Specialize in old out of print books. Hard cover with a dust jakcet. Visit Seller's Storefront. Terms of Sale: We guarantee the condition of every book as it's described on the Abebooks web sites.

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Find all the books, read about the author, and more. Are you an author? Learn about Author Central. Dan Yaccarino (Author, Illustrator). PreSchool-K?Yaccarino's retro colors and shapes tell the story of a little girl who brings home yet another stray?the octopus of the title being only the latest addition to a menagerie that includes crocodiles under the bed, seals in the pool, penguins in the fridge, mountain goats on the roof, and two elephants in the garage. Dad finally has had it and sends his daughter out to take the eight-legged creature back to the sea. She isn't too upset, since she picks up another stray (a dinosaur) on the way home.

He points out that she's already collected the mountain goats on the roof, a bear snoozing behind the sofa, and a refrigerator full of penguins. Reluctantly, the little girl tosses her pal back into the briny deep. Assembling a menagerie of pets to perturb parents is nothing new, found in Steven Kellogg's Can I Keep Him? (1971) and Jake Wolf's Daddy Could I Have an Elephant? (1996), to name two. Superb illustrations make this take on the idea especially memorable.

The Girl had an octopus follow her home after school. The Octopus is the octopus that follows The Girl home. At the beginning of the book, The Girl asked her father if she can keep him in the bathtub

The Girl had an octopus follow her home after school. Before the octopus followed her home, many other animals followed her home. For instance a giraffe, an ostrich, a million rabbits, and other animals followed her home. The Girl's name is never mentioned in the book. The Girl is an inspiration of Willa. Dad is The Girl's father. Dad doesn't like the animals The Girl brings home around the house, but, knowing how much The Girl loves them, he lets her keep them. At the beginning of the book, The Girl asked her father if she can keep him in the bathtub. Her father tells The Girl to return The Octopus to the sea.

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An Octopus Followed Me Home is a 1997 children's picture book by American writer and illustrator Dan Yaccarino. The book has been adapted by Yaccarino into an animated TV series called Willa's Wild Life. It is directed by Steve Sullivan. The book tells of a young girl who takes a green octopus home. When the girl asks her father if she can keep the octopus in the tub, he tells her about all the other animals he let her keep and all the sacrifices he made

Since her house is already filled with giraffes, crocodiles, and elephants, her father requests a very good reason from his daughter as to why she needs to keep a giantsized octopus at home as well. Reprint.
  • Andronrad
I like octopuses, so when I discovered this book I had to have it. It's about a little girl who has gradually built up a veritible zoo from all the animals that have "followed" her home: a crocodile, a giraffe, seals, grizzly bear, elephants -- her tastes seem to run towards large animals. Actually, she leads the animals home, but the octopus, at least, seems to follow her quite willingly. Dad draws the line at the octopus, however, and desipte his daughter's best efforts at explaining how she will take care of it, and the benefits of having an octupus, the cephalopod has to go. The ending is a little sad for the octopus, who really seems willing to enter life as a household pet. The little girl, however, is undaunted, and promptly located yet another animal -- a dinosaur -- to "follow" her home.

The target age range for this book is probably 2 - 5 year olds, but I've read it to kids as old as seven, and they enjoyed it, and asked to see it again. It's a pity this book is out of print, and the publishers should bring it back. A good children's book is a joy forever.
  • Brajind
Such a great book! I believe it is out of print, so I was very excited to find it. It came exactly how described. Speedy shipping.
  • Stylish Monkey
Dad’s had enough. With a crocodile under his bed, pesky seals in his swimming pool, a grizzly bear hibernating in his living room and mountain goats on his roof, dad just don’t think he can handle an octopus in his bathtub. These pets along with many others are taking over his home that he shares with his daughter. This building is more like a zoo than a home and it is being filled with animals that his daughter loves. His daughter claims these pets follow her home but if you take a closer look at the pictures, you will see otherwise. It’s a sad goodbye as his daughter waves to the octopus but her father can’t handle one more pet in the house. The story is not over though, as his red-haired daughter behavior is determined to fill her home with more critters.
The pictures are bright and I enjoyed all the different animals that she chose as pets. Nothing small makes her list and they all seemed to enjoy their new habitat. Father is very tolerable of his daughter’s pets and where she finds her pets is a mystery. The story line is entertaining and it is enjoyable book. I myself, was taken back by the word hate that father used in the book. Father said “But it’s though rabbits that I hate the most. They multiply every day!” I know I am being picky but it’s a strong word that I try not to use around young children. There are other words that can be substituted for this word and not be so harsh. This is a cute book and I am love how her pets adjust to living in her house.
  • Skunk Black
An Octopus Followed Me Home
A little girl arrives at her house with an octopus that followed her home, but when she asks her daddy if she can keep him, he reminds her of the other pets he has let her keep. That would be the crocodile, seals, giraffe, grizzly bear, penguins, mountain goats, rabbits, and elephants that are already cluttering up their home.

The silly story and bold colors of this book will certainly appeal to young children. This is another disciplinarian father, but with such a house full of animals who can blame him for saying "no"?
  • Mavegelv
This is a brief, funny fantasy told in rhyme, about a little girl who just can't say no to the exotic animals she runs across, and she invites them home to live with her. The story is told mostly in the form of a diatribe from Dad, who describes each of the animals crowding their home: the crocodile under his bed, the seals in the pool, the goats on the roof. He forbids her to adopt the octopus for which she has requested, and she returns him to the ocean; but then escalates the excitement when she finds a dinosaur and leads him homeward on a leash.

There's not much substance to this story, but it's told in a pleasing limerick-y fashion, and the ridiculousness of the exotic pets wreaking havoc in an ordered home has a rather elemental appeal.
  • invincible
"Can we keep him?" begs a pig-tailed little girl to her pipe-puffing pop. As familiar as this phrase is to millions of parents the world over, the object of her plea is not exactly pet material - a globulous green octopus. Her father's response let's us know that he has been down this road before, as he lists a panoply of pet predicaments that the winsome little lass has already subjected on her family.
The story unfolds in a well-cadenced rhyme that accompanies the off-the-wall illustrations. Yaccarino has a cool, geometric graphic style that evokes the early 1960s. This book is a whole lot of fun.
  • Castiel
This book is amazing. I taught 2 year olds for years and this was always a favorite. The pictures are simple and bright. It is a great teaching resource. I like to use it as a theme related book during PET week. It flows really well when read outloud. The kids call it the octopus book. If you are looking for a wonderful book to read outloud to your pre-schooler this one is it!