Greed can stretch more than the truth!
Author Henry Herz tells a clever story about a selfish squid who pays the price for stretching the patience of his fellow sea creatures thin. The tale trails a shivering squid swimming through the cold waters of winter who spots a cozy looking sweater. Although it belongs to an octopus, the squid makes off with the sweater. Still not cozy, the squid keeps swimming and helping himself to more clothes to keep himself warm, until the true owners of the clothes come after him with dire consequences! This charming new twist on a pourquoi tale is complete with colorful comic book style illustrations and scientific information about real life squids that will interest readers of all ages!
About the Author
Author Henry Hertz delights in telling tales about crafty characters. His picture books have their roots in the science and fantasy genres that he loves. Hertz is a frequent speaker at conferences and hosts a blog focusing on children’s literature.
About the Illustrator
Luke Graber earned a BFA in illustration from the Cleveland Institute of Art and illustrated his first pourquoi tale about a rhino while still a student. He honed his distinctive comic style through several more book projects before joining Essence Cartoon as a freelance illustrator and 2D animator.
How the Squid Got Two Long Arms
Written by Henry Herz
Illustrated by Luke Graber
32 pp. 8.5 x 11 31 illus.
JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / Marine Life
JUVENILE FICTION / Nature & the Natural World / General
Age & grade: 3-8 & Pre-K-3
Reading ease: 73.3 Flesch-Kincaid grade level: 6.3