“Inky the Octopus” was written by Erin Guendelsberger and illustrated by David Leonard. Permission for the reading of this book was granted by the publisher, Source Books. “Inky is bored with aquarium life – he wants to start a new adventure on the open sea! But just how can an octopus escape from a tank to the ocean?” This book is based on the true story of an octopus’ escape from the National Aquarium of New Zealand!
Did you know you can make your own octopus with just a few simple craft materials?
You will need:
•8 pipe cleaners
•2 large stick-on googly eyes (or just make them out of paper)
First, blow up and tie-off the ballon. Next, twist the pipe cleaners around the bottom of the balloon and bend them into whatever shapes you desire. Then, stick on the googly eyes. Don’t forget to give your octopus a name!