Hello, My Name Is Octicorn

Hello, My Name Is OcticornWritten by Kevin Diller, Illustrated by Justin Lowe


Octi doesn’t feel accepted or like he fits in. He is part octopus and part unicorn. Because he is different, he gets left out of parties and yearns for an invitation. The book is written like a letter. Octi tells both the difficulties of being different and then highlights how being different means he has some unique and valuable qualities. At the end, he asks, “Will you be my friend?”

No matter our parentage, our upbringing, or our nationality, I think most of us have a time where we felt like an outsider. This book is a great avenue to have a discussion on accepting others as well as accepting ourselves. I highly recommend this for all ages.

Review by Teresa Edmunds, Westbrook Elementary Media Center
Rating: ★★★★½ (4.5 stars)
Interest Level: Grades K-6

Book Website: http://octicorn.com/

Hello, My Name Is Octicorn
Written by Kevin Diller, Illustrated by Justin Lowe
Balzer + Bray
40 pages
Release Date: May 17, 2016
A review copy was provided by the publisher.

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2 thoughts on “Hello, My Name Is Octicorn”

  1. I read this recently at a book store and put it on our to buy list. The author did a great job teaching about acceptance in a fun way.

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