The Den That Octopus Built - Randi Sonenshine!

Join us for a very special storytime and craft with author Randi Sonenshine and GA Aquarium's Zelie Wooten!

We're happy as a clam to welcome author Randi Sonenshine and GA Aquarium's Zelie Wooten to Little Shop to share with us Randi's newest picture book, The Den That Octopus Built! We'll be listening to this delightful story, asking Randi and Zelie questions, and making a super fun octopus craft, so be sure to save your spot for what's sure to be a beautiful, bookish Saturday! 


Admission: $0 This event is free to attend! We just ask that each person who plans to attend "purchase" a ticket to make sure we have enough chairs set out for everyone! Reserve your spot here!

You must purchase a copy of The Den That Octopus Built in order to enter the signing line. Pre-order your copy below!


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About the Book:

The solitary and ingenious octopus is a master of disguise and invention, creating her den out of the objects of the ocean, from shells and rocks to tiny glass shards. Using creative methods of hunting and construction, the octopus prepares for the biggest task of her life: motherhood. With one last, poignant gesture of love, the mother octopus sends her hatchlings on their way, starting a new cycle of life for the tiny offspring who face peril of their own. Offering deeply informative back matter, including an author’s note, a glossary, and fascinating “octo-knowledge” (did you know that octopuses have nine brains, including one in each of their independently operating arms?), this third in a series from author Randi Sonenshine and illustrator Anne Hunter continues the work of gently introducing children to the reality of the animal world.

About the Author:

Randi Sonenshine grew up on the Eastern Shore of Maryland, surrounded by the watery wonders of the Chesapeake Bay and the Atlantic Ocean. Her debut picture book, The Nest That Wren Built, was named a Chicago Public Library Best of the Best selection and a Capitol Choices Noteworthy Book. She is also the author of The Lodge That Beaver Built. She lives with her husband and two sons in Northwest Georgia, where she is a middle-school literacy specialist and instructional coach.

Event date: 
Saturday, June 29, 2024 - 5:00pm
Event address: 
133A East Court Square
Decatur, GA 30030
The Den That Octopus Built (Animal Habitats #3) By Randi Sonenshine, Anne Hunter (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Randi Sonenshine, Anne Hunter (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781536226546
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Candlewick - May 21st, 2024

Follow one of the ocean’s most mysterious animals in this warm but candid look at its dramatic life cycle, from the creators of The Nest That Wren Built.

These are the shells she wears like a sheath,
keeping her safe from Tiger Shark’s teeth
when she’s far from the den that Octopus built . . .