Birds of a feather flock together. Turns out, sea creatures do, too.
See how in Tao Nyeu’s new picture book, Squid and Octopus: Friends for Always. The endearing adventure about tentacled pals is made up of four short stories, each about the meaning of camaraderie and finding joy in differences.
In “The Quarrel,” the besties disagree on whether they should wear socks or mittens, with funny results. “The Dream” delves into life-lesson territory as Octopus helps Squid overcome his insecurities by pointing out his strengths.
Adding extra whimsy to the tales are silk-screened artworks that tell their own little side stories (sharks discuss sports with turtles; eels and guppies fly kites).
Kids will devour it. But we think it’s great for any buddy.
Available at amazon.com, $11.
Photo: Courtesy of Dial Books for Young Readers