Review of Giant Squid by Candace Fleming
As a writer for children, an instructional reading specialist, and a parent, I cannot get enough of this book. It has all the elements a great picture book should have. All of Candace Fleming’s books have a similar style of word play, but as a non-fiction piece it is brilliant.
The reader is immediately drawn into the amazing, mysterious, and dark world of the Giant Squid. And the illustrations by Eric Rohmann are truly remarkable. It is a perfect marriage of art in the written and illustrative forms.
Fleming brings us into the squid’s dark, underwater home. She leaves us with questions that are still unknown about this fascinating creature that has “the biggest eyes on the planet”. And a “terrifying tongue” with eight powerful tentacles that squeeze whatever is in its path. If the words weren’t so captivating it would truly be terrifying. Buy this book. You will not be disappointed.
I write Picture Books, Chapter Books and YA.