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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 accInky’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?...

Title : Inky's Great Escape: The Incredible (and Mostly True) Story of an Octopus Escape
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ISBN : 9781454926351
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 32 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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Inky's Great Escape: The Incredible (and Mostly True) Story of an Octopus Escape Reviews

  • Ashley
    2018-10-24 18:29

    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.

  • Tonja Drecker
    2018-10-24 23:38

    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.

  • Kellee
    2018-10-23 22:47

    Full review including teaching tools: http://www.unleashingreaders.com/?p=1...Although Inky’s Great Escape is a fictionalized version of the events that happened at the National Aquarium of New Zealand in 2016, if you go and research about the escape, you’ll learn that the Inky truly is one incredible octopus! Although Lyall used creative freedom to build up Inky’s backstory (he’d retired to the aquarium after many daring escapes, and only escaped from the aquarium because Blotchy challenged him), much of the escape sequence was what truly transpired when Inky made his escape. Kids will fall in love with Inky’s bravery, personality, and with his contrasting friend, Blotchy, who stayed behind. With colorful full page illustrations and two octopuses with character traits and personalities that will start conversations, Inky’s Great Escape is going to be a favorite read aloud and classroom library book in elementary classrooms (and would be a great companion to a cephalapoda discussion!).

  • Story Monsters Ink
    2018-10-21 20:43

    Octopus stories might be the next big thing because this underwater delight will elicit many giggles from readers of all ages. This delightful tale begins with Inky coming out of retirement from his local aquarium to dip his tentacles into one last great escape … to the ocean! Readers will love Inky’s planning process as he plots the perfect escape. I love the pages that give us a peek into aquarium life, and the conversations between sea creatures are incredibly clever. Readers will be fascinated by this unique tale, especially when they realize it is based on a true story!

  • Alexis
    2018-10-22 23:36

    My expectations were high for this one with a great title and colourful illustrations, but the story itself was surprisingly boring. There wasn't much put into the telling of the actual escape itself, which is really what I was there for. It's also very text heavy, which didn't help make it exciting.

  • Mary
    2018-11-14 18:46

    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.

  • Bailey Sulfridge
    2018-10-26 01:37

    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.

  • Julia
    2018-10-29 22:24

    My first grader loved the colorful illustrations in this book, but found the story didn't hold the readers interest. The Escape was over too quickly, and not enough information was given about the 'true story'.

  • Melanie
    2018-11-03 17:22

    3.5 rounded upI was excited to read it because octopi are so ridiculously smart that there have been amazing octopus escapes from aquariums. But the "mostly true" part didn't really come into the story, which was disappointing. Cute enough, but not true enough.

  • Pam
    2018-11-13 20:37

    2.5*

  • J.
    2018-11-15 18:25

    Adorable story based off the real octopus that escaped from the New Zealand aquarium.

  • Casandria
    2018-11-05 01:25

    Kids who like octopuses would enjoy this one.

  • Martha Gordon
    2018-10-20 20:36

    I had to read this after reading The Soul of an Octopus last year. I loved the colorful illustrations.

  • Steph
    2018-11-07 20:19

    This is based on a TRUE story?!? This is sooooo cool!!!!!!

  • Shamika Fusco
    2018-10-21 20:28

    Bright and Vivid. Nice illustrations but the story runs on and on.

  • Grace Lucchese
    2018-10-25 22:23

    A fun story for kids, based off of true events but told in a backwards fashion. A good read for some good laughs

  • Margie
    2018-11-09 18:47

    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...