Squid and Octopus Friends for Always by Tao Nyeu

Squid and Octopus Friends for Always

A friend for always is someone who... knows how to cheer you up when you're feeling droopy, usually sees things your way, and never lets a quarrel get out of hand. As you'll see in these endearing, silly stories, a friend for always is the very best thing in the deep blue sea.


Details Squid and Octopus Friends for Always

TitleSquid and Octopus Friends for Always
ISBN9780803735651
Author
Release DateJun 28th, 2012
PublisherDial Books for Young Readers
LanguageEnglish
GenreChildrens, Picture Books, Animals
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Reviews Squid and Octopus Friends for Always

  • Lata
    2018-07-16
    Tao Nyeu writes and illustrates the four stories in this book. Squid and Octopus 1) have a little disagreement, 2) discuss their dreams, 3) are confused by an object that falls into their lives and 4) discuss fortunes. The stories are cute and are about friendship, and I really like the use of only blue, green, yellow and orange in the whimsical illustrations.
  • Casey
    2013-11-08
    These little stories are short and sweet a la Mo Willems. I look forward to reading this with our daughter when she is older because there is loads to look at and tons of little side conversations happening with characters throughout. So fun to read.
  • alana
    2015-09-30
    Yes, all the books about artistic cephalopods, please! They knit, they sculpt, they paint, they wear boots on their heads! The illustrations are super lovely in blue and white. The book has four short stories about the aquatic bffs. Super adorable. Babysitting book discovery!
  • Melki
    2018-08-20
    A quartet of sweet little stories about two undersea pals and their mild adventures with foot tentacle wear, dreams, cowboy boots, and fortune cookies. The artwork is just lovely: somehow simple yet quite detailed, with a limited color palette. I love this one of squid knitting, effortlessly cranking out three socks. Imagine the possibilities if I had tentacles . . . and knew how to knit.
  • Laura
    2012-06-25
    In a series of 4 stories, readers learn about Squid and Octopus's friendship. Sometimes they argue, sometimes they have adventures together, sometimes they try something new. The charming, intricate illustrations are a wonderful complement to the easy rhythm of the stories. I also loved the dialog that various animals and friends lend to the story.Recommended for grades 1 - 3. Like Mo Willems' Hooray for Amanda & Her Alligator!, the delightful hu...
  • Barbara
    2012-07-17
    In a series of four short stories and silkscreened illustrations of sea life, this picture book follows the adventures of two friends, Squid and Octopus. Even though they sometimes don't agree, they are always there for each other in the end. My favorite story is "The Hat" in which Octopus spies a boot floating through the water and decides that it's a hat. But after he puts it on, the others in the sea tell him he's using it in the wrong way: It...
  • Angela
    2012-03-23
    Four storybook vignettes in the lives and friendship of two very approachable cephalopods. Great dialog and a quirky story give this the feel of other classic friendship stories. You will love them, trust me.
  • Mary
    2012-06-15
    Read this at the Tattered Cover Bookstore and wanted to hug the book when I finished. 4 sweet, silly stories of best friends Squid and Octopus. The illustrations are full of details that would make this book perfect for sharing.
  • Lorna
    2012-01-31
    Frog and Toad, George and Martha, Toot and Puddle, Elephant and Piggie, these are some of the most endearing friendships in childrens picturebooks. To these I welcome, with open arms (all 16 of them) Squid and Octopus.
  • Jennifer Mitchell
    2012-10-10
    "Who organizes Tickle Monday each week?" asked Octopus."I do," said SquidLove this book. The illustrations are wonderful, as are the stories.I just found the asides from all the sea creatures so distracting and unnecessary, they end up interfering with the natural rhythm of the book.
  • Jennifer
    2012-06-12
    Cute little collection of wry short stories about, well, an octopus and a squid. Share this with older kids who will get the humor.
  • Edward Sullivan
    2012-06-14
    Delightfully whimsical!
  • Amy
    2012-08-24
    C'mon. Just look at them!
  • Ingrid
    2012-12-24
    In the vein of Frog and Toad or George and Martha. It is a charming and funny collection of stories, but I would definitely select just one or two for a storytime.
  • Suzette
    2018-06-25
    A cute throwback to Frog & Toad, but with cephalopods! The illustrations are made to be scrutinized by young readers, there are so many tiny details to be discussed. I love the artistic Octopus and his friend Squid (who is quite the capable knitter!), but the supporting bit characters are lovely too.
  • Audrey Sauble
    2017-10-13
    We found this at the library, just browsing the shelves, and we love it--good writing, gorgeous artwork, fun characters, quirky stories, and even clever asides hidden in the pictures. You should find it and read it too!
  • Molly
    2017-09-18
    Four stories in one book - pretty cute, but kind of wordy for a picture book.
  • mary dewley
    2018-12-17
    I was not that taken by the stories or the artwork. There seems to be a lot going on and it just doesn't hold your attention. Not recommended for story times.
  • Anna
    2017-03-05
    Its format (short stories about two best friends) is very reminiscent of Arnold Lobel's "Frog and Toad" series, but this book is still very good in its own right.
  • Seema Rao
    2017-12-26
    Adorable book about a squid and octopus and three tales of their friendship. Linear drawings in a simple blue, green, yellow palette, with one amazingly lovely spread of a whale shark.
  • Katrina Pieri
    2018-04-16
    Cute, simple story about squid and octopus who are best friends, told in 4 mini-stories; good to sit down and read with younger child. Cute illustrations highlighting simple outlines & PATTERN.
  • Sarah
    2018-08-28
    A really cute book that is very reminiscent of Kazuno Kohara's art style.
  • Christine Grant
    2017-08-03
    Picture book with four "chapters". At times sweet, at other times hilarious. Sure to be a winner with preschool children.
  • Maria Waltner
    2017-01-09
    This is very adorably illustrated and has several little stories about the two friends.
  • Becky B
    2017-02-07
    Squid and Octopus have four adventures in this picture book. In the first story Squid and Octopus argue over whether they are supposed to wear socks or mittens on their tentacles, and eventually work out a compromise. In the second story Squid is depressed because he just woke up from a dream in which he had incredible powers and he wishes he had them in real life. Octopus finds a way to cheer up his friend and point out some pretty super qualiti...
  • Lara
    2013-04-24
    I judged this book by it's cover and was convinced it would be adorable. I was right!The book consists of four very short stories about best friends, Squid and Octopus. In "The Quarrel," the two have a disagreement over winter apparel, but come up with a mutually satisfying solution after asking Wise Old Turtle to settle their differences. In "The Dream," Squid wakes up from an amazing dream feeling sad and ordinary back in real life, and Octopus...
  • Rachel
    2012-07-09
    I absolutely adored this picture book! It was like someone took my love of cephalopods and decided to create a version of Arnold Lobel's "Frog and Toad" books but with Squid and Octopus as the main characters, and with better, more creative illustrations. My only gripe is that it was a bit long for my son, perhaps they could've divided into two books with two stories each instead of four. The first story was about a quarrel that Squid has with Oc...