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Montgomery, Sy

Inky's Amazing Escape: How a Very Smart Octopus Found His Way Home

(2) K-3 Illustrated by Amy Schimler-Safford. Real octopus Inky was caught in a Pacific Ocean lobster trap and transferred to a seemingly blissful life at a New Zealand aquarium. Yet when the opportunity arises, Inky squeezes himself through a loose tank cover gap, into a drainpipe, and out into the Pacific, where he (presumably) lives today. Montgomery weaves detailed science into Inky's story. Schimler-Safford's brightly colored illustrations effectively hint at Inky's intelligence. Reading list.


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