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Parents' Guide to

Octopus Stew

By Carrie Kingsley, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 4+

Octopus adventure celebrates imagination, Latino culture.

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This funny adventure is visually rich and full of imagination, and gives readers a glimpse of Latino storytelling traditions through the eyes of a young boy. The back-and-forth between Ramsey and his grandma will be familiar to many families, as will his dislike of eating foods grown-ups love. Octopus Stew is a great read-aloud book, with lots of "blop" and "kerchunk" sound effects as things with the octopus go incredibly wrong. The Spanish words and phrases throughout the book will be fun for native speakers and a chance to learn for others. And the octopus stew recipe at the end of the book could lead adventurous cooks to the kitchen.

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