If I Were An Octopus

Interesting Tales

Children - Picture Book
35 Pages
Reviewed on 07/10/2021
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Author Biography

Shani T. Night is a self-proclaimed freelance author who has been writing on and off for the love of writing for over 13 years. Born in Washington DC, Shani now lives in Maryland with her husband and three children.

Since childhood, the author has expressed an artistic side which she would eventually share with others. Whether it was in the form of performing arts or visual arts, she has always explored and expressed her imaginary gift of thoughts, and emotions while simply just being herself; at the same time not having her light dimmed.

During the last 12 years, there has been a growing need for her to put her thoughts and written words on paper where they can come alive in the form of characters. Her desire is to share her life’s inspiration and to inspire the younger audience.

Her love of food and fellowship is expressed in her books as she has always expressed throughout her life.

Shani writes children's books from inspiration which is aimed to inspire the younger generation. Her hope is that we all will continue to let our light shine, and not allow it to be dimmed. Shani’s desire is for all readers to learn the power of words.

Shani T. Night

    Book Review

Reviewed by Emily-Jane Hills Orford for Readers' Favorite

What would you be able to do if you were an octopus? With eight legs, would you be able to do more things at once and get all those nasty chores out of the way faster? Shani T. Night’s picture book story, If I Were An Octopus (Interesting Tales), is an endearingly simple story. It will have the very young reader thinking creatively, working on their counting skills, recognizing the importance of daily chores, and learning the days of the week. There are seven days in a week, and each day has specific responsibilities; homework on most days, washing dishes, cleaning the rug, cleaning your room, and so much more. But, with eight legs, could you accomplish it all in one day and have the remaining days to play and read? Sounds like an excellent plan to me.

If I Were An Octopus (Interesting Tales) is told in simple language so the young reader can follow along and learn to recognize some of the words like chores, thus helping them develop their reading skills. The bright, bold, colorful illustrations help carry the story along, giving the young reader more opportunity to recognize numbers, days of the week, and so on. The author Shani T. Night has written a great interactive and fun educational book. Young children will enjoy learning to read, count, and recognizing the numbers 1 to 8, developing responsibility, and realizing that daily chores are as important as fun and games, all while learning the value of quality family time. Brilliant!