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Tomi Ungerer is such a gift to kid lit: he combines a wonderful sense of offbeat humor with carefully crafted text and kooky illustrations to hit pure picture book gold.
Emile is an octopud who rescues deep sea diver Captain Samofar from a shark. The grateful captain takes Emile home from him, where (in a complete departure from reality) the octopus lives happily on land. He plays piano at parties, works as a life guard and even amuses people by contorting himself into various shapes such as a sled, a chair and a car. He even helps Captain Samofar thwart a boatful of smugglers and has a ship christened after him as a reward. Emile misses the sea, however, and after a gala goodbye feast, he returns home (but Captain Samofar deep sea dives to visit him and play checkers).

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This copy is a 1992 paperback in good used condition. The pages show light reading use and are tightly bound. Spine is strong, cover has normal shelfwear and light crease marks.

reserved for Heather, thanks


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