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The Lonely Octopus

Jaclyn Ekhaml

The Lonely Octopus is the story of Octavia, an exceptional octopus who thinks no one will like her because of her unusual traits.

As she interacts with various sea creatures, Octavia discovers her unique abilities are sources of admiration and connection. This book portrays Octavia's transformation from isolation to confidence, illustrating the importance of embracing individuality and recognizing the extraordinary in oneself and others.

Book Details

  • Publisher: Jaclyn Ekhaml
  • Publish Date: Mar 6th, 2024
  • Pages: 32
  • Language: English
  • Edition: undefined - undefined
  • Dimensions: 8.50in - 8.50in - 0.08in - 0.22lb
  • EAN: 9798218260279
  • Recommended age: 04-09
  • Categories: General

About the Author

Ekhaml, Jaclyn: - Jaclyn Ekhaml is an educator from San Diego, California. She has her Master's in conservation biology and has worked with conservation non-profits worldwide to create educational programs. She loves the natural world and hopes to inspire others to appreciate its wonders. Jaclyn also loves to travel and has been to nearly 60 countries. She likes to hike, kayak, and dive to see extraordinary marine creatures, and of course, curl up with a good book!

Praise for this book

"What sweet and colorful book! With lively illustrations and an uplifting plot, the story follows Octavia the octopus as she learns to embrace everything about herself and stop assuming she knows what others really think of her. With real facts about octopuses included throughout the story, kids will learn a valuable lesson about friendship while learning about how incredible these creatures are. Author Jaclyn Ekhaml is a loving advocate for conservation and education for "kids" of all ages." -H. Slack

"This story is so much more than a sweet tale of a lonely Octavia, the octopus. Cleverly weaved through the storyline are the messages of kindness, love, friendship and self-acceptance - in addition to tons of facts on this fascinating sea creature.

My 1st grader enjoyed diving in deeper (pun intended) into the struggles Octavia had making new friends, relating them to her own school experiences.

I especially loved this line, "Octavia beamed as she realized the things that made her unusual were the things that made her extraordinary." Isn't it true for all of us?

This book now has a special place in our library and will be enjoyed for many years!" -K. Rivkin

"I have an autistic son and he struggles with accepting some things about himself. Reading this brought a big smile to his face and he loved that the octopus made friends! He also loves facts about sea creatures and was giving us all sorts of other fun facts while he was reading this! Opened up some great dialogue for us with this kind story!" -J. Garcia