|Agnes, ready to go out on the road!|
First stop: MidSouth SCBWI
Actually, there's quite a lot of nail-biting time in ye ol' book industry isn't there? Huh.
So it was with great relief and excitement that Kirkus had some lovely things to say about LOVE, AGNES: POSTCARDS FROM AN OCTOPUS. Here are a couple of my favorite bits:
"Though Latham's story is thoroughly fantastic, both author and illustrator have been respectful to this amazing creature, describing realistic behaviors and depicting her relatively accurately, right down to the rectangular pupils of her eyes and her senescent color change."
"Certainly the most engaging of the recent wave of octopus stories, for reading aloud or reading alone."
Read the entire review here. Truly, Thea Baker did an amazing job with the illustrations!
As for that "recent wave of octopus stories," well, as it turns out, octopus books are a trend this fall!
And that's not all: there's an octopus named Inky who's so popular that he's got THREE books to go along with his three hearts! (I think Inky and Agnes would be great friends... if octopuses were friends with each other. Ha!)
|Inky's Amazing Escape|
by Sy Montgomery,
illus. by Amy Schimler-Safford
|Inky the Octopus|
by Erin Guendelsberger,
illus. by David Leonard
|Inky's Great Escape|
by Casey Lyall,
illus. by Sebastia Serra
Octopuses are quite amazing creatures, and Agnes is already plotting ways she might send postcards to some of these new friends... I'll keep you posted! Meanwhile, happy reading!