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Walking Your Octopus
Walking Your Octopus: A Guidebook to the Domesticated Cephalopod | Brian Kesinger
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A beautifully produced and richly illustrated book that showcases the day-to-day adventures of independent girl-about-town Victoria Psismall and her pet land octopus Otto. Thirty panoramic, full-page illustrations humorously chronicle the duo's home and social activities that include (among other things) bathing, biking, dating, cooking, playing croquet, and pumpkin carving. Accompanying text explains the "do"s and "don't"s of living with a large land octopus. The book's art is extremely detailed, and each illustration tells its own visual story. The Victorian era characters and period-influenced design elements combine to create a wonderful, collectible art-object for those who still value the classic elegance of ink-on-paper. The hardcover binding is plussed with two-layer embossing and spot varnish, and the interior is printed on extra heavy paper. An exquisite volume for lovers of books, art and pets.
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TieDyeDude
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OMG, this is freaking adorable! A steampunk-inspired Victorian guide to owning a cephalopod. Written and drawn by a Disney-trained animator, this is just a delightful read. The follow-up Traveling with Your Octopus is equally cute. Got it through an interlibrary loan, which is great because they weren't available in PA when I lived there.

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RowReads1
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#litsywalkers #bookfitnesschallenge
Those white dots are goats.

julesG 👏👏👏 3y
wanderinglynn Way to ! 🙌🏻 And that looks like a lovely place to walk. 3y
readordierachel That's a lot of goats! 3y
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Clwojick
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Another snowy day, but thrifting for books made me want to get out and enjoy it. #litsywalkers

Ps walking up this hill almost killed me 😂

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Librariana
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🦑🦑🦑🦑/5

Friends! This was an unexpectedly charming little book with exquisitely detailed panoramic illustrations and helpful tips on raising a happy, healthy cephalopod 😁

Otto and Victoria were darling!
And the good news is, there's a sequel!
➡ Traveling With Your Octopus ⬅

#steampunk
#LetsGetGraphicWeeklongMarathon

DivineDiana I love this! 4y
Librariana @DivineDiana - I did, too, Diana! It was catalogued as a non-fiction book by the library, but it definitely made me feel like it was a picture book for grown ups 😄 It had lots of interesting morsels of information and the steampunk-style artwork by Kesinger was pretty superb! 4y
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Librariana
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"When searching for one's pet, remember that there are many octopuses in the world requiring homes. You are encouraged to seek out local cephalopod rescues and shelters before contacting a breeder."

I mean...... COME ON!

The cuteness factor is STRONG with this one!

#LetsGetGraphicWeeklongMarathon
#steampunk

@Clwojick

Clwojick I need to read this! 4y
GondorGirl I have a friend who has a TON of illustrations grin this tattooed on her arm. The illustrations are so pretty! 😍 4y
mariaku21 I need to find this, the cuteness factor is indeed strong! 4y
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Librariana
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First up!
A Guidebook to the Domesticated Cephalopod!

Yay #steampunk! 😄💜📚

@Clwojick - does it still count if it's a bit more... illustrated YA non-fiction?? I'm just asking... for a friend...

#LetsGetGraphicWeeklongMarathon

Thndrstd This looks awesome 4y
Clwojick Hahahh! Awesome! Definitely stacking this! 😱 4y
Clwojick Tell your friend it definitely counts! 😇😇 4y
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Godmotherx5 Looks great. 4y
LibrarianJen This sounds so fun and fantastic! 4y
Librariana @Godmotherx5 @LibrarianJen @Thndrstd - It really was! It was definitely a fun read and the steampunk-style artwork by Kesinger was superb! It was also informative! 😊 I shared in my later review that there's a sequel/companion - 4y
Librariana @Clwojick - My friend (*cough* I *cough*) thanks you for being totally cool with an illustrated, non-fiction book for grown ups being part of the #LetsGetGraphicWeeklongMarathon 😄💜 4y
Clwojick It ALL counts! COUNT ALL THE THINGS 😹 4y
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rubyslippersreads
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Besides A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, which is a fave in perpetuity, this was another of my #faveaugustreads. #septphotochallenge #somethingforsept #day1

Eyelit That looks awesome! I must acquire. 😄 6y
Bette What is it about 🐙? They're so cool! 😊 ❤️ this. 6y
rubyslippersreads @Eyelit The book, or your very own pet octopus? 😄🐙❤️ 6y
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rubyslippersreads @Bette I don't know what it is, but cephalopods are very fun, and this book makes you want one. 😀🐙💕 6y
Eyelit Can't a girl have both? 😆 6y
rubyslippersreads @Eyelit Absolutely! You need the book to guide you in the care and training of your octopus. 😄 6y
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