Written by Eric Velasquez
Illustrated by Eric Velasquez
Published by Holiday House
The octopus Grandma is cooking has grown to titanic proportions. “¡Tenga cuidado!” Ramsey shouts. “Be careful!” But it’s too late. The octopus traps Grandma! Ramsey must use both art and intellect to free his beloved abuela.
Then the story takes a surprising twist. And it can be read two ways. Open the fold-out pages to find Ramsey telling a story to his family. Keep the pages folded, and Ramsey’s octopus adventure is real.
This beautifully illustrated picture book, drawn from the author’s childhood memories, celebrates creativity, heroism, family, grandmothers, grandsons, Puerto Rican food, Latinx culture, and more.
Look for the Spanish version, Pulpo Guisado.
Primary ISBN: 9780823437542
Available As: Hardcover, Paperback
Picture Book, Age 04 or older
Community Represented: Puerto Rican
Themes: Cultural Empowerment & Joy: Food, Family Relationship: Grandparents, Generation: 1st, Genre: Fantasy & Folklore, Multilingual Character, Own Voices/Lived Experience
Setting: United States
Character’s New Arrival/New American Status: 1st Generation
Book Creator(s) Connection to the Community Represented: Own Voices/Lived Experience
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