AN Octopus Followed Me Home by Dan Yaccarino

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Could you say no to a sweet little pet with nowhere to go? How about a pet with big green, watery eyes and eight squiggly legs just made for cuddling? All you need is a big heart, an understanding parent, and a house that isn't just a home it's a complete zoo! Dan Yaccarino sets this comic tale in motion with bright, bold art that bursts off the page. This story will make any parent or child who's ever confronted a sweet, homeless ball of fur consider carefully and laugh out loud.

Dan Yaccarino is the illustrator of M.C. Helldorfer's Carnival and the author/illustrator of If I Had a Robot of which Kirkus said, "Vibrant colors in geometric shapes spill across the pages...Yaccarino keeps the visual suspense going." Mr. Yaccarino's work has appeared in a variety of galleries and publications, as well as on book jackets and children's toys.
 

About Dan Yaccarino

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Artist and freelance illustrator Dan Yaccarino graduated from the Parsons School of Design in New York in 1987. Yaccarino's work has appeared in periodicals such as Rolling Stone, Playboy and New York magazine. AT&T, Mount Gay Rum, Gardenburger and other companies have used his images and illustrations in their advertising. In 1993, Yaccarino published his first children's book, Big Brother Mike, and has since written or illustrated almost twenty more children's books.
 
Published October 1, 1997 by Viking Juvenile. 32 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Smaller creatures are painted creatively, too: Penguins line the refrigerator rack like a row of bowling pins, and rabbits appear to be part bunny, part carrot.

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By the time the group pushes the piano back home, lonely Oswald has seven new friends.

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""With a plot and images fueled by imagination and exaggeration,"" said PW, this tale is for anyone who can't resist a stray pet.

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Her exasperated father is not amused ("" `I'd like to remind you,' my daddy said,/ `Of all the pets I let you keep./ Like the crocodile who lives under my bed/ and won't let me get any sleep' "").

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