Diller, Kevin and Lowe, Justin. Hello, My Name is Octicorn. Balzer+Bray/HarperCollins, 2016. 48 pages. $17.99. ISBN 9780062387936. Ages 4-8. P8Q9
There is a very relatable four-legged character who is half unicorn and half octopus. He is so different from his unicorn dad and his octopus mom. He struggles with his identity and fitting in. He is also frustrated about not being invited to parties. He provides reasons why he should be your friend and about his favorite things. It provides a place to reflect about how one is alike and different and to know it’s okay to be different. Verdict: I am using this in my classroom with teaching character education. It is a quick easy read aloud that provides good discussion being different.
November 2016 review by Deborah Gwynn.
Editor’s note: Originally published by Octicorn Studios in 2011.