Inky's Amazing Escape: How a Very Smart Octopus Found His Way Home

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By Sy Montgomery, illustrated by Amy Schimler-Safford 

Softcover, 32 pages

Reading Age: 3-5 years

Inky had been at the New Zealand aquarium since 2014 after being taken in by a fisherman who found him at sea. Inky had been getting used to his new environment, but the staff quickly figured out that he had to be kept amused or he would get bored. Then one night in 2016, Inky decided he’d had enough. He slithered across the floor and down a drainpipe more than 160 feet long to his home in the sea. Acclaimed author Sy Montogmery reminds readers that Inky didn’t escape—but instead, like the curious animal he is, wanted to explore the rest of the vast ocean he called his home.

Copyright 2020 Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books

10.5 x 9"