Crespo, Ana J.P. and the Giant Octopus, pictures by Erica Sirotich. PICTURE BOOK. Albert Whitman, 2015. $17.
JP is a little stressed because his father is taking him to the carwash which (in JP’s imagination) is occupied by a giant octopus. JP is afraid until he remembers that he is brave and that the octopus is less that he imagined.
This JP story does a better job of examining JP’s fear. The being brave part still seems kind of short and the tips at the back are again aimed at the parents. It would be great if JP and his parent could model the behavior instead of just having the dog give JP a mask.
Pre-K, EL (K-3) - OPTIONAL. Cindy, Library Teacher