JP and the Giant Octopus

Feeling Afraid

JP’s dad decides the car needs a wash. But to JP, the carwash is scary, especially when it starts to look like a giant octopus! But JP soon realizes that the octopus is friendly and that he can be brave. With an innocent yet fun plotline, young readers will quickly learn how to cope with their own fears just like JP.

  • 32 Pages
  • 8" x 10"
  • 9780807539750
  • September 2015

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  • September 2015

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  • A sensitive, humorous look at how imagination can both fuel anxiety and conquer it.

    - Publishers Weekly

  • Quick, cut-and-dried behavior modeling to share with children in the wakes of common emotional tempests.

    - Kirkus Reviews


Common Core

W.1.1,3,5,6,7,8 RF.1.1,3,3f,4,4a,4b,4c L.1.1,1b,1d,1f,1j,4,4c,5,5c,5d SL.1.1,1a,1b,1c,2,3,4,5,6 RL.1.1,2,3,4,5,7,9


  • Accelerated Reader Points: 0.5
  • ATOS Level: 1.2