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Tickly Octopus

3.74  ·  Rating Details  ·  93 Ratings  ·  16 Reviews
Down in the ocean lived tickly octopus with eight twisty, twirly tentacles that loved to tickle the fish. Octopus thought tickling was fun! But some of the other sea creatures didn't like to be tickled. But Octopus thought that tickling was what he did best. One day Octopus tickled Oyster while she was sleeping. Oyster was so startled that she lost her pearl. After apologi ...more
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published March 1st 2007 by Tiger Tales
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Christine Turner
Subject:
Self-acceptance -- Juvenile fiction
Octopuses -- Juvenile fiction.
Tickling -- Juvenile fiction.

Down in the ocean lived tickly octopus with eight twisty, twirly tentacles that loved to tickle the fish. Octopus thought tickling was fun! But some of the other sea creatures didn't like to be tickled. But Octopus thought that tickling was what he did best. One day Octopus tickled Oyster while she was sleeping. Oyster was so startled that she lost her pearl. After apologizing, Octopus went in s
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Rachel Harwood
Aug 27, 2014 Rachel Harwood rated it it was amazing
This book is a lovely book for learning about ourselves and our talents. Octopus learns about all the special talents he has that he never knew about whilst on his adventure to get a pearl. There is alliteration and onomatopoeia in many words related to water and voices whilst Octopus searches for the pearl. This book would be perfect for any lessons related to the sea. The brilliant colourful illustrations also capture children’s attention. This book would be very suitable for key stage one cla ...more
Kristi Bernard
Sep 23, 2010 Kristi Bernard rated it it was amazing
Title: Tickly Octopus
Author:Ruth Galloway
Illustrator: Ruth Galloway
Hardback: 14 pages
Publisher: Tiger Tales Publishing 2007
ISBN-10: 1-58925-064-8
ISBN-13: 978-1-58925-064-2
Ages: 4 & up


Review:
Octopus is a happy creature in the sea. He loves to tickle the little fish and make them jiggle, wiggle and giggle. It is tons of fun. But not all of the creatures he attempted to tickle liked it. Clackety crab tripped and stumbled. Starfish squirmed. And when Octopus tickled Oyster and woke him up and h
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Tim Johnson
Oct 14, 2015 Tim Johnson rated it did not like it
Shelves: kids-time
This is another book I evaluated for World Octopus Day. While I didn't find the story as engaging as The Octopuppy, it is a good choice for preschoolers. It does slip in some good factual information on octopuses, such as how they can fit through really tight spaces or jettison ink when threatened. Overall, it was pretty good story about an octopus who learns all about her hidden talents.
Melissa Dwyer
Nov 03, 2015 Melissa Dwyer rated it liked it
Originally rated G by Lisa Drwal
Tickly Octopus by Ruth Galloway is a delightful story of a octopus who lives down in the sea among the seaweed and coral. This octopus is not your usual sea creature – He has eight twisty, twirl tentacles that loved tickle his friends. Octopus tickles the teeny tiny fish and they wiggle and giggled away. Then when octopus tried to tickle the other creatures they told him to go away. But octopus new he was good at tickling and decided to try it one more time. He no
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Jennifer
Jun 09, 2014 Jennifer rated it it was amazing
I read this book to my son every night. It is a nice short read with beautiful illustrations along the way. There is great use of alliteration and the way the book is written allows the reader to use expression.
Anthony
Jun 29, 2013 Anthony rated it it was amazing
Octopus loves to tickle, its what he does, the only problem is that most of his underwater friends don't like being tickled. One day octopus sneaks up on a sleeping oyster causing her to drop her precious pearl. Octopus sets of to retrieve it and on his journey learns about talents he never knew he had. Ruth Galloway delivers this tale in a lively manner, using alliteration and onomatopoeia in combination with bright, colourful illustrations that would appeal from early years to year two. The bo ...more
Ubalstecha
Jan 24, 2011 Ubalstecha rated it liked it
Shelves: 2011-reads
Cute little picture book about an octopus that likes to tickle. This habit gets him in trouble when he causes a clam to lose her pearl. This leads the octopus to try to find the pearl, and adventure that leads him to find out he has other skills beyond tickling.

Cute little story, but not something that will stick with you forever.
Jennifer
Jan 05, 2009 Jennifer rated it it was amazing
This book is well loved by my kids. My 2 year old has to read it every day at least once. It's a good lesson without being so obnoxious that you kids aren't interested. Perhaps most importantly, I don't mind reading it over and over.
Shelley
Apr 10, 2012 Shelley rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a book about an octopus that thinks he is only good at tickling. He later finds out that he has many talent. This is a good way to help students understand differences and how to find thier talents.
Joni Fletcher
Jul 04, 2008 Joni Fletcher rated it it was amazing
Great book! One of my new favorite children's book! I would recommend it for any child. It has a great lesson about friendship in it!
Peacegal
May 12, 2011 Peacegal rated it liked it
There was more of a plot to this one than Fidgety Fish. However, the very generic illustrations still leave a lot to be desired.
Tara
Charming. Perfect for storytime. Good to point out not everyone wants to be tickled.
Olson Family Matters
Mar 13, 2013 Olson Family Matters rated it really liked it
Shelves: pre-k-science
This is a storybook, but it does contain octopus facts!
Sandi
Aug 05, 2008 Sandi rated it it was amazing
Loved it too. :)

Lisa
May 24, 2012 Lisa rated it it was amazing
LOVED this book!!
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