Obsessive About Octopuses
Did you know that an octopus has three hearts? And that they are particularly intelligent, with some being known to use tools?
Dive into this fascinating illustrated guide all about the aliens of the deep. From the truly terrifying giant Pacific octopus to the inventive common octopus, find out where they live, what they eat and how we can protect them. The latest entry in acclaimed illustrator Owen Davey’s popular “About Animals” series, featuring his signature minimalist art style with colorful, design-oriented layouts–Obsessive About Octopuses is sure to delight kids as well as adult cephalopod fans.need to know about these fascinating insects.
Owen Davey is a freelance illustrator, living and working out of Leicester, UK. He graduated with a First Class Degree in Illustration from Falmouth University and his work has since been published in every continent except Antarctica, including picture books in UK, America, Australia, Germany, France, Portugal, China & Korea. He has also worked for some impressive clients including the New York Times, Microsoft and Orange.
“Fans of all things octopi will find an extensive resource in this detailed and elaborately illustrated title […] Highly recommended for early elementary nonfiction collections.”
“Every page is a visual feast – and with plenty for children (and adults) to learn from, this is one we always recommend for young nature lovers.”
—Golden Hare Books
“In this book is a plethora of information about intelligence, their diets, mimicry, and conservation. I’m obsessed with the bright graphics and have been known to read it out loud to people at home while excitedly pointing at illustrations. Seriously, get your hands on a copy of this immediately and let’s talk.”
—The Tiny Activist
“The art is just stunning. Simple, geometric shapes somehow become amazing animals and seascapes. The color palette is mesmerizing. He stays in the center of the spectrum – no black or white – and the result is pleasing while staying true to his subject. And, yes, the text lives up to the quality of the art. Like the art, there is a playfulness about the information, but it never gets too twee.”
—Youth Services Book Review
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