Inky's Great Escape
Inky’s Incredible Idea for an Ingenious Escape .Based on a true story, this tale follows a daring, Houdini-esque octopus as he performs his greatest escape act yet. In April 2016, The New York Times published an article about an octopus named Inky who escaped from the National Aquarium of New Zealand through a drainpipe and into the sea. In this charming fictionalized account, Inky, worn out from his exciting life in the ocean, has retired to the aquarium. There he quietly plays cards, makes faces at the visitors, and regales his tankmate Blotchy with tales of his past adventures. Then Blotchy dares Inky to make one more great escape: out of their tank. Will Inky succeed?

Inky's Great Escape Details

TitleInky's Great Escape
Author
ReleaseNov 7th, 2017
PublisherSterling Children's Books
ISBN-139781454926351
Rating
GenreChildrens, Picture Books, Animals, Nonfiction

Inky's Great Escape Review

  • Ashley
    January 1, 1970
    It's a cute book and the illustrations are quite nice. I would have given it 5 stars if it had been a bit more like a true story, which the title suggests. There are a lot of great octopus escape stories, and so my expectations were a bit different from what was delivered. Still a wonderful little story.
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  • Tonja Drecker
    January 1, 1970
    Inky was once a great octopus escape artist, but decided to take a rest and live in the aquarium, where he tells his best friend Blotchy about his adventurous tales. But after listening to the stories time and again, Blotchy wonders how many are really true—if any of them. Inky will prove that he is indeed the greatest escape artist and plan the biggest escape of all time.Inky is an octopus to love. Pride and joy radiate off of him on every page, and even when Blotchy admits that he doesn't beli Inky was once a great octopus escape artist, but decided to take a rest and live in the aquarium, where he tells his best friend Blotchy about his adventurous tales. But after listening to the stories time and again, Blotchy wonders how many are really true—if any of them. Inky will prove that he is indeed the greatest escape artist and plan the biggest escape of all time.Inky is an octopus to love. Pride and joy radiate off of him on every page, and even when Blotchy admits that he doesn't believe all tales, Inky doesn't splash a wave of negativity. Instead, his adventurous spirit breaks free and his determination becomes contagious. He's an octopus to cheer for from beginning to end, and proves that everything is possible. It only takes a few things: patience, determination and some laid out work (through plans, in this case).The illustrations are bright and bold, allowing the ocean life in its vibrant variety to come across with tons of glory. Inky, with his lovely orange, is hard to miss and demands attention. The illustrations allow the story to come to life, and there are little details young listeners are sure to want to discover time and again.Text mixes with the illustrations, allowing the story to sink in and yet, remain easy to read. There are a few guaranteed giggles here and there,and a couple higher level vocabulary terms dot the text, just the right amount to not throw readers off but to allow them to learn a word or two. It's a fun, active story which rolls along nicely. While being warm and encouraging, the ending does leave with a hint of melancholy, which will have readers wondering a little but also lead their imaginations to spin about the outcome.I received a complimentary copy and enjoyed Inky so much that I wanted to leave my honest thoughts.
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  • Mary
    January 1, 1970
    Inky is an excellent escape artist, and it is his greatest and most fun activity. He retires, and begins living a "retired" life at the aquarium. When he is challenged to one last escape, he jumps at the chance. The colors and excitement of the book make it an engaging read.
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  • Margie
    January 1, 1970
    No matter how much we study and learn, they will continue to astound us, some more than others. We think we know, given a certain set of circumstances, how they will act. With each feat, our admiration grows for members of the animal kingdom.In 2016 an octopus residing in the National Aquarium of New Zealand in Napier, New Zealand decided it was time for a change of scenery. Inky's Great Escape: The Incredible (And Mostly True) Story Of An Octopus Escape (Sterling Children's Books, November 7, 2 No matter how much we study and learn, they will continue to astound us, some more than others. We think we know, given a certain set of circumstances, how they will act. With each feat, our admiration grows for members of the animal kingdom.In 2016 an octopus residing in the National Aquarium of New Zealand in Napier, New Zealand decided it was time for a change of scenery. Inky's Great Escape: The Incredible (And Mostly True) Story Of An Octopus Escape (Sterling Children's Books, November 7, 2017) written by Casey Lyall with illustrations by Sebastia Serra proposes an account of this clever getaway. This octopus knew his capabilities, saw an opportunity and traded captivity for freedom.My full recommendation: http://librariansquest.blogspot.com/2...
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