I’m a big fan of Suzy Senior’s vibrant, giggling-inducing, lighthearted picture book Octopants! Octopants tells the story of young octopus and his quest to find a pair of perfect pants that will fit all eight of his legs! But finding a pair of octopants proves much harder than he thought until he discovers the wonder of the Under-Sea Emporium, a shop that sells all kinds of clothes from bobble hats for barnacles to slipper socks for seals! The octopus realises that he’s been looking for the wrong item of clothing all along so he buys something else instead...
Octopants is a page-turning picture book with its fun, rhyming text and not to mention Claire Powell’s vibrant and lively underwater illustrations. Powell did such a fantastic job of capturing the sea creatures in all their quirky clothes.
The octopus is a very endearing character and you really feel for him over how disheartened he is for not finding a pair of pants but Senior really stresses that no matter if you have eight legs, a tale or a fin you’ll always find something that’s perfect for you.
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