Have you ever thought about what the best aquatic pet would be? It’s an octopus, of course! When a little girl fantasizes about having a crazy smart octopus pet, she pictures jumping rope with its tentacles, practicing different ball games simultaneously, and playing hide-and-seek with her camouflaging friend (just look out for the ink!).
With vibrant illustrations and playful rhymes, If I Had an Octopus is a laugh-out-loud story celebrating friendship between a child and her octopus. From the duo behind If I Had a Dinosaur, If I Had a Sleepy Sloth, and If I Had a Unicorn, Gabby Dawnay and Alex Barrow’s latest is a charming and imaginative tale about our favorite eight-armed creature.
Gabby Dawnay is a writer and poet. She contributes to OKIDO magazine and is a scriptwriter for children's television. She is the author of several children's books, including A Song for Bear, A House for Mouse, and If I Had a Dinosaur.
Alex Barrow is a London-based illustrator. He is the art director for and a regular contributor to OKIDO magazine. Alex and Gabby are also the duo behind A House for Mouse and A Song for Bear.