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Octopus's Garden    by Ringo Starr & Ben Cort order for
Octopus's Garden
by Ringo Starr
Order:  USA  Can
Aladdin, 2014 (2014)
Hardcover, e-Book
*   Reviewed by Bob Walch

The star of this picture book is not the Beatle's former drummer (who apparently wrote the sparse text for this underwater story) but Ben Cort's illustrations. A little boy imagines visiting the sea floor where he hopes to find an octopus.

The octopus's garden showcases a number of wonders - from other sea creatures to old ruins, submerged treasure, colorful coral reef, sea turtles and small fish. The perfect host, the octopus reads a book to the child and his friends and acts as their guide to his ocean domicile.

This book comes with a CD featuring Ringo singing the song and reading the text. That's all well and good, but you'll find the real selling point of Octopus's Garden is Ben Cort's art. That's why you'll want to purchase the book, not because Ringo Starr's name is prominently displayed on the cover!

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