Octopus Alone by Divya Srinivasan

Source: Public Library
Hardcover, 40 pgs.
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Octopus Alone by Divya Srinivasan is a cute story about an octopus who lives in a cave alone.  Sea horses are curious about her, but she likes her solitary life and changes color to escape.  Using camouflage, she is able to see life as it is in the coral reef while she’s hidden from scrutiny.  She’s a shy octopus, but she’s fascinated by the activities of her neighbors.  The octopus, however, also appreciates her privacy.

This underwater world is colorful, but it’s also busy. She wants something a little less busy and finds herself a new home beyond the reef.  When a whale appears and breaches in song, she’s fascinated and remembers the antics of the sea horses as they danced in the reef.  She finds that she misses her old life and her old home.  She’s come to appreciate all that she had, even if there were times when she wanted to be alone.

Octopus Alone by Divya Srinivasan is an engaging story for young readers, teaching them that it is okay to want to be alone sometimes.  It also teaches them about different sea creatures and how to appreciate what they have before it is gone.

Rating: Quatrain

About the Author:

Check out Divya Srinivasan‘s website.


  1. Anna (Diary of an Eccentric) says

    Another great cover! Sounds like you’ve found some winners in the children’s section recently.

  2. bermudaonion(Kathy) says

    The cover is adorable and the story sounds sweet!