It’s hard to decide which is funnier: the single orthodontic bracket on Stella’s beak or Oliver’s magic chant. Delightful brother-and-sister snark in squid form—yes, really.
Oliver isn't an ordinary squid; he's Squid Kid the Magnificent! But his sister, Stella, will tell you otherwise. While Oliver performs various feats of magic-like vanishing in ink, or making dozens of squids suddenly appear-Stella sees right through each illusion, and is far from impressed. But the show must go on and Oliver has saved his best trick for his pesky sister.
Author Bio: Lynne Berry (www.lynneberry.com/) graduated from Wellesley College in 1994 with a degree in biology, and then later received her PH.D. at Vanderbilt University in 1997. Though she enjoyed studying science, she decided to change careers and write for children. Her first book, Duck Skates, was published in 2005, followed by The Curious Demise of a Contrary Cat, Duck Dunks, Duck Tents, and Duck Wheels. She continues to write and looks forward to each new project.Illustrator Bio: Luke LaMarca (lukelamarca.blogspot.com/) has illustrated The Curious Demise of a Contrary Cat, by Lynne Berry and The Day Ray Got Away, by author Angela Johnson. He lives in Maryland.