The Octopuppy (Hardcover)

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Octopuppy is about a boy who wishes for a puppy but instead he gets an octopus named Jarvis. Can he turn this octopus into the puppy of his dreams? Or can he learn to accept Jarvis as the wonderful individual animal he is?

This book is just plain cute. Beautiful illustrations combine with a powerful message about friendship and acceptance. Octopuppy has something for everyone!

— From Halley


Can the OCTOPUPPY be the perfect pet?

Edgar wanted a dog. Instead, he got an octopus named Jarvis.Jarvis is brilliant and does his best to act like the dog Edgar wants, but nothing he does is good enough to please Edgar. Ultimately, Edgar recognizes that while Jarvis might not be the dog he wanted, he is special in his own endearing way.Young readers will love the funny, imaginative illustrations that are paired with a relatable lesson of appreciating the greatness of what we have in front of us.

About the Author

Martin McKenna is a freelance illustrator based in the U.K. This is his first picture book in the U.S. For more information, go to

Praise For…

* "Superb laugh-a-minute absurdity." -- Booklist, starred review

* "Superb laugh-a-minute absurdity." -- Booklist, starred review

Product Details
ISBN: 9780545751407
ISBN-10: 0545751403
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Publication Date: March 31st, 2015
Pages: 32
Language: English