The Octopuppy

  • Title: The Octopuppy
  • Author: Martin McKenna
  • ISBN: 9781742990156
  • Page: 468
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The Octopuppy Meet Edgar He s determined to train his new puppy Sit Stay Fetch What could go wrong It s just that Edgar s dog happens to be an octopus A particularly brilliant octopus at that Meet Jarvis Edgar s li
    Meet Edgar He s determined to train his new puppy Sit Stay Fetch What could go wrong It s just that Edgar s dog happens to be an octopus A particularly brilliant octopus at that Meet Jarvis Edgar s life is about to change forever.

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      Published :2019-012-02T09:10:05+00:00

    About Martin McKenna


    1. An illustrator and author for nearly thirty years, Martin McKenna has worked on books, games board games, roleplaying games, and computer games , TV and film productions, as well as lots of other stuff His latest books, The Octopuppy and The Crocodolly are the first picture books for children that he s both written and illustrated.


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    1. A pet octopus!!! How awesome is that?Edgar had his heart set on a puppy though, so he tries again and again to teach his new octopus, Jarvis, how to be a dog. But Jarvis is Jarvis. He can’t be a dog. It’s not until after Jarvis leaves that Edgar sees what and who he lost. Can Edgar make it up to him? Will Jarvis forgive Edgar?A fun, beautiful book about being yourself. And finding someone who will see and love you for all eight arms! :DSeveral pages in this book are breathtakingly beautiful. [...]

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    2. Well I might as well tell you this book is called Octopuppy.You're probably going to use the wrong name for this book at least once. Think about that.This book is another example of the author trying to be cute for the grown-ups reading the book. So, if you are a grown-up the maybe you'll like it. Otherwise, no.I was interrupted during the writing of this review by someone who wanted the phone number to Costa Rica.

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    3. If I could have another life, I'd write and/or illustrate kids' books. What special people they must be to devise these entertaining, clever, beautiful, teachable books! Octopuppy has great illustrations, especially the little details. (An Octopus with sandals!?) A fun story that playfully informs its readers to not force others to become what you think they should be. Let them be themselves with their own strengths.

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    4. Edgar's the kind of kid who looks like he should be in a Wes Anderson film. The book's slightly funny, slightly obscure, goofy, and depends upon you buying that this kid would stand and sigh and be disappointed in his clearly awesome pet octopus.Entirely about some of the details in the illustrations, such as the square of Edgar standing in a rowboat caught up in tall waves to show a sea captain with an eye patch a missing octopus poster. That's just my jam.

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    5. Jarvis is a most unusual pet. When Edgar asked for a puppy, his parents got him an octopus instead. Jarvis doesn't do dog tricks, but has plenty of his own. Sadly, Edgar is not appreciative of this, especially when he's trying to get Jarvis to just act like a dog. Jarvis and Edgar's attempts to appreciate each other are hilarious. One bit of advice, though.r try to juggle flaming torches while you're doing card tricks, no matter how many arms you have.

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    6. The little boy in this book really wanted a puppy but got an octopus instead but maybe he can make do. Unfortunately for Jarvis the Octopus, he's not quite puppy material and his new owner seems frustrated and unhappy about his not being able to do anything but be himself. Can this work out or is this friendship doomed to be flushed out to sea? Wonderful story about learning to like people for who they are and not what we would have them be. The kids loved this one!

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    7. Edgar wants a puppy, but instead gets Jarvis-the octopus. Edgar is quite disappointed in Jarvis' distinct non-puppiness, but soon learns that without Jarvis, he is quite unhappy.Engaging, dry, funny, and silly all at the same time, this picturebook uses minimal text and ample illustrations to effectively tell this story. Digitally rendered, the illustrations range from small vignettes to a beautiful full page color spread of purples with silhouettes.Really, a phenomenal book.

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    8. I love this picture book SO MUCH.

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    9. Jarvis the octopus has a hilariously human personality.

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    10. Check out more picture book reviews @ Perspective of a WriterEdgar longs for a puppy to train. Instead he gets an octopus. Working with Jarvis he finds the octopus is brilliant at so many things but not being a puppy Will Edgar be happy with what he has or continue to long for what cannot be?My nephew and I enjoyed this book. He didn't really get the point of the octopus as he felt it was ridiculous that an octopus was trying to be a puppy. Still we had fun reading the book together and looking [...]

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    11. Edgar really wants a dog, but instead he gets Jarvis - a pet octopus. Even though Jarvis is about a million times better than a dog, Edgar's disappointment and frustration with him know no bounds. Jarvis finally discovers the way to Edgar's heart - by acting like a dog - but he can't keep it up for long and his irrepressible cephalopod nature shines through. Edgar is furious and Jarvis runs away, or swims away (ok, he - with typical dramatic flair - flushes himself down the toilet). Only then do [...]

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    12. This is an adorable picture book for all readers. Edgar really, really wanted a dog but instead he got Jarvis. Jarvis is an octopus. Edgar tries to take him on walks but that didn’t work at all! He just couldn’t do anything that a dog could do! However, Jarvis was definitely smart so Edgar just knew he would be able to train him; he just needs discipline. So Edgar attempts to train Jarvis to do dog tricks such as sit, fetch, play dead, and each time Edgar commands Jarvis to do something, Edg [...]

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    13. Getting to know someone new who is very different from you can be intimidating and uncomfortable. People often just want to stick with what they know because it is safe, easy, and will not cause them to stretch themselves as individuals. God calls us all to see each other for who He made us to be though. This truth shines through in this book as the boy who wants a puppy instead gets an octopus named Jarvis. Jarvis tries very hard to be everything that the boy wanted in a puppy, but he never liv [...]

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    14. I spotted this on a shelf at Barnes & Nobles and figured it would be hilarious - and it didn't disappoint! Edgar is a little boy who wants a puppy - but instead gets Jarvis, an octopus. Edgar tried to make the most of the situation by attempting to teach Jarvis typical dog behaviors (sit! stay! roll over!) but of course Jarvis is an octopus - and a hilarious one at that! Edgar gets fed up with Jarvis not being a dog, and Jarvis runs away, but of course Edgar then misses him so much and sets [...]

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    15. In The Octopuppy by Martin McKenna, Edgar longs for a pet dog. Instead, he gets Jarvis: an enterprising, creative octopus with eight gangly arms. Jarvis only wants to please Edgar, but Edgar is so fixated on wanting a dog that he doesn't recognize Jarvis' unique, clever, and loyal spirit. When Jarvis goes missing, Edgar has a change of heart and sets out to find his friend. The cartoony illustrations evoke an endearing range of emotions, and young readers will delight in wacky details that ooze [...]

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    16. Edgar wants a dog, but gets Jarvis, an octopus, instead. Edgar tries to mold Jarvis into a dog, but Jarvis just can't fit into that mold. And why would he want to? He goes way beyond simple dog tricks and that "drove Edgar crazy." Unable to bear Edgar's disappointment, Jarvis flushes himself down the toilet. "I'm sorry I was a bad dog. Love, Jarvis." And that's when Edgar realizes his mistake and wants Jarvis back.Hilarious illustrations highlight this story with a great message about friendship [...]

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    17. I won this book on and my girls absolutely loved it. When Edgar asks for a puppy for his birthday he is surprised when he gets an Octopus! While he was a little dissapointed he decided to make the best of a bad situation and train him for the upcoming dog show. Javis (the octopus) is an over achiever though and can't just simply follow directions and realizes he is not what Edgar wanted, so he runs away. Edgar is beside himself and sends a message to Jarvis saying he is sorry. When Jarvis comes [...]

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    18. This is one of the most wonderful books I have read in a long time! Edgar wants a puppy for his birthday, but instead he gets Jarvis, an octopus. Edgar is sorely disappointed and proceeds to train Jarvis to be a dog. Though Jarvis tries, he can't be the dog Edgar wants him to be. In the end, Edgar learns that Jarvis is pretty fantastic just the way he is and is the perfect pet. The story has a sweet message and I wouldn't be surprised to see this book up for a Caldecott award next year.

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    19. A wonderful story, and beautifully illustrated. For me, this unique children’s book contains important reflections about appreciating and enjoying what one has. It also encourages the reader to be mindful to those close by, whose feelings can often be forgotten, while welcoming and celebrating the wonderful variety of characters we have in the world, and all that they have to offer. A humourous, heartwarming tale. We would love to see more of Octopuppy.

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    20. LOL! Jarvis is not a very good dog, but he is an amazing cephalopod! I enjoyed this silly book about embracing who you are and loving your friends for who they are.

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    21. An adorable story about a spoiled little boy who learns to be grateful for what he has - especially when he gets an octopuppy instead of a regular dog!

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    22. poor jarvis :( you should be thankful for things that you have before you lose them

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    23. Edgar desperately wants a puppy and when is birthday rolls around he gets. an octopus instead. At first this little octo-puppy-replacement is a bitter disappointment and embarrassment. Only when the octo-puppy runs away does Edgar realize the true wonder of his birthday gift.Illustrations are awesome! I LOVE how the artist draws the octopus!

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    24. Edgar wanted a dog, but Jarvis is an octopus. Who wants a dog over Jarvis? I wouldn't! Jarvis is way better than any dog ! He is super clever, funny, and can play piano, paint and hold your ice cream at the same time! Team Octopuppy!

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    25. Cute. Would love a pet like Jarvis. The illustrations made me smile quite a bit. And Edgar's search and attempts to find Jarvis were great. Humor in this is a lot of fun. Half of it best seen in a lap-read or read-alone. But worth keeping around as a possible storytime. Definitely in school-age.

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    26. 3.25 StarsA very interesting way to talk about differences and getting along! It is also about being proud of who you are! Jarvis is a great Octopus, but maybe not just a great puppy! Embrace your strengths! The Sewer scene picture is going to haunt me but other than that, a fun read!

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    27. If you want a puppy but get an octopus instead what should you do? Great story that teaches children to accept individuals as they are.

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    28. eh. Edgar wanted a puppy, but got an octopus instead. Talented by disguising himself, can he be the perfect pet?

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