He stealthily steals an octopus's sweater while she sleeps. His arms quickly grab a crab's mitten. Then, he spots the most glorious item of all: a cap. There's just one problem. The cap is on the head of an eel.
Will this squandering squid take on the powerful eel? Can he capture the cap and be the most fashion forward creature of the sea?
I thought this was a really fun read. The idea of a stealing squid really made me laugh. I also like the idea of sea creatures wearing clothing to stay warm. My favorite part of the book is the nod to another famous title, This is Not My Hat.
Herz's characters are big and bold. I love how their personalities shine through, especially as they each encounter the squid. Their fashion choices are sensibly hilarious.
Luke Graber's illustrations are stunning. Children will love the bold scenes featured on every page. I really like his use of cool blue tones to make the underwater life pop. Each character is also depicted in a different color which really makes them stand out on the page.
This is a great read for children ages 3-8. I can also see this fun story being used in schools as part of the curriculum for ocean units.