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Tentacles!: Tales of the Giant Squid

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For centuries, sailors have handed down stories of the giant squid. They say this mysterious monster of the deep chases ships and battles whales. They say it can weigh up to 1,000 pounds and that its eyes can be as big as a human head! Are these stories fact or fantasy? Find out in this exciting beginning reader.
Paperback,, 48 pages
Published May 27th 2003 by Random House Books for Young Readers (first published May 1st 2003)
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Jun 30, 2020 rated it really liked it
A great introduction for young children to learn about the mystery of the Giant Squid.

It begins with tales from sailors that have been passed down for generations of a monster from the deep that could grab onto boats and overturn them. Sailors told stories about it for generations but no one knew it was actually real until the early 1900’s.

From fiction to fact, the story goes further to support evidence that the giant squid does really exist but may not be its exaggerated form that our sailor a
My 2 year old’s favorite animal is a squid 🦑 , so we checked out a bunch of books on squids! I really enjoyed this story (and so did he!).
Rochelle Sondae
May 04, 2011 rated it it was ok
Giant Squids and I go way back. My mother loves to tell the story of "how frightened her daughter got when she saw on TV that a giant squid was attacking San Francisco". (To my credit, I was only in kindergarten and my Dad was in San Francisco that day representing a client in court. Plenty of reason to be upset.) So, I don't like them. The fact that their eyes can be as big as my head make me even more afraid of them. I read this book very quickly and don’t wish to ever read it again! Real pict ...more
Edward Creter
Rumors of squids are as numerous as....well, the arms of this magnificent creature, and this tiny book for kids covers a lot of them, though, due to its small size, doesn't quite cover all. It's an intro into the mysteries of the deep and the mystery of the existence of giant squid, which I believe are true. That Jules Verne thing where a sub is attacked by a squid? Not as true, I don't think! ...more
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Topic: sea life
Grades: 2-5
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Recommends it for: 3-8 years
Shelves: 04-owned-books
Accelerated Reader Level 3.5

My Grandsons Loved this book, even before they went to school. I purchased it when 2 of my grandsons were age 3 and 4. They wanted me to read it over and over.
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Logan cobb
Mar 11, 2010 rated it liked it
It wasnt the best book i read but it had some info.
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I like this book. But i want to read books more high up.
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Shirley Raye Redmond is the author of several "sweet" romance novels and dozens of children's books. Many of her titles have won both national and regional awards. She is a member of numerous writing organizations, including Women Writing the West, Southwest Writers, American Christian Fiction Writers, Romance Writers of America, and the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators. She liv ...more

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