One of the many benefits of volunteering with the same teacher for more than six years – I know, SIX YEARS… it’s super fun—is that you can occasionally just show up with a ukulele and a picture book and share it with a class of third graders who do not seem at all surprised to find out you actually have three ukes in your house and can chatter on about the details of picture book art and cool words.
Also An Octopus is a book about writing and art and friendship and cool words, and there’s a really adorable bunny and a despondent octopus. I could go on and on. There are layers of understanding here and scientists who are musicians. That’s really all you need to know. You can probably guess the rest. Or not. Still. Perfect for young writers and the whimsical among us.
Also An Octopus by Maggie Tokuda-Hall and Benji Davies