Ringo Starr & Ben Cort
Aladdin, 2014 (2014)
Reviewed by Bob Walch
he 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.
he 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.
his 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
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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