A mesmerising book filled with fascinating octopus facts and adorned by exquisitely detailed illustrations, Stavaric and Ganser's delightfully eccentric volume is a mine of information on all things cephalopod.
What do the ocean and space have in common? How did octopuses and humans evolve? What exactly are cephalopods - and why do they have such a funny name?
Octopuses are the oldest and most intelligent creatures on our planet, true aliens whose abilities amaze us. Michael Stavaric and Michele Ganser have created a non-fiction book full of surprising twists and turns that offer much more than just imparting knowledge.
Together with their readers, they embark on an adventure into the world of the octopus. Full of funny details and vivid descriptions, Amazing Octopus is a book that is as unusual as the octopus itself.
Publisher: Pushkin Children's Books
Number of pages: 144
Dimensions: 295 x 195 mm
As exciting and entertaining as a non-fiction book can be
This wonderfully beautiful children's book is a delight for readers. Hopefully for octopuses too'
A delight for ages from eight to infinity
This book is a stroke of luck in children's literature. After reading it, many readers will want to become researchers to investigate the whole universe and all things large and small
Anyone expecting a typical non-fiction book here is wrong. The children's book by Michael Stavaric and Michèle Ganser is much more. It takes the young reader [...] on a journey of discovery, beginning with the sun, the stars and the depths of the oceans
A wonderful welcome gift, should the octopods actually come out of the sea one day
Michèle Ganser stages octopuses, sharks, whales and coral fish in front of an underwater starry sky with so much stylistic flair that one can hardly get enough
A children's book for everyone. Wonderful drawings full of weightlessness and elegance
A book could be designed more beautifully. The high-quality presentation with gold print, the glossy paper and the loving drawings of the habitat of the octopus show that children are important and deserve a well-designed book
Michael Stavaric writes such a direct and almost literary-looking text that one has to redefine "non-fiction" here. Michèle Ganser illustrated the underwater world in black, white and gold (!) in a magical way. One would like to hang her full and double-sided tableaux in the living room, the pictures are so artistic and highly aesthetic. [...] Crazy beautiful, the whole thing
Thanks to Stavaric's storytelling skills, his fascination with octopus creatures (and all the other subjects he touches on) carries over. On top of that, this book is stunningly beautiful. Michèle Ganser captures all the obscure sea creatures with detailed black and white and a touch of gold. This makes Amazing Octopus a wonderful work of wonder even for children who can't read. The double pages with underwater worlds are opulent
An extraordinary work
Stavaric not only introduces questions of evolution and genetics, but also compares the deep sea and space, while graphic artist Michèle Ganser draws underwater worlds sparkling with stars. A shooting star of a book!
Michèle Ganser illustrated the text, which is easy to read and yet packed with information, with pleasing images. It's just a pleasure to take a closer look at the detailed drawings. [...] The high-quality equipment makes this non-fiction book, which is successful in terms of content and aesthetics, also a wonderful gift for children and young people. This book is a delight for anyone interested in children's literature
This book is a real gem, one that is always a pleasure to leaf through