From terrifying giant monsters to dainty rockpool-dwellers, squids, octopuses and their relatives are truly extraordinary creatures, as you'll discover in this thirteenth book in the fantastic non-fiction series, It's True!
Have you ever opened a coconut and found an octopus inside? Ever been
hypnotised by a cuttlefish or squirted by a squid?
Dive in and discover why octopuses have smart arms and blue blood, which squid always wears pyjamas and why squid scientists love to play with whale vomit. Look into the biggest eye on the planet, and learn how to make an octopus blush. But watch out - these creatures really do suck!
Stretch your mental tentacles with super squid facts
Nicki Greenberg has had a lifelong fascination with strange creatures, especially the ones with goggly eyes.
Like the octopus, Nicki is adept at camouflage. She can often be found disguised as a lawyer, but on her days off she writes and illustrates comics. Favourite subjects include zombies, New York City, pirates, gentle monsters and, of course, squids.
Researching cephalopods has not put Nicki off her favourite dish: crispy fried salt-and-pepper squid.
Short-listed Royal Society's Aventis Prizes for Science Books, Junior Prize 2006 AU; Short-listed Wilderness Society's Environment Award for Children's Literature 2006 AU; Short-listed APA Book Design Awards, Best Designed Children's Series category 2006 AU
A & U Children
Paperback - B format
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