How to Put an Octopus to Bed by Sherri Duskey Rinker


The best part about this book is octo-bear (pictured on cover), a stuffed bear with octopus legs within the pages of this read. The story itself left something to be desired — I must admit, when I told my teen about this book, we both were very much looking forward to learning how one puts an octopus to bed, though we did not learn how one accomplishes this.

The book talks about bed time and bath time and snacks before bed and the book ends (spoiler alert) with the octo-kid sneaking a snack to bed ‘for octo-bear’ and that’s it– THE END. I literally asked, “IS THAT THE END?”

Happy this is a library loan and will never read again. I don’t recommend teaching children to sneak food in the night to go to sleep once their parents go to bed.

Books will surprise you!

3 comments on “How to Put an Octopus to Bed by Sherri Duskey Rinker”

  1. Ha! Love the title. Even if the story left you unsatisfied, I think the thrill and curiosity piqued by the title is worth it. : )

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    1. Great perspective! I have a ton of skepticism about children’s books, implied messaging– this one was disappointing but no regrets 😉

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  2. Luckily your little Angel is learning to love books no matter what you read to her. I think good parenting requires some skepticism!


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