Whatever interests the grandchildren, interests me. It helps me understand them and stay connected. When I e-mailed her to say that I had read the book, she was excited and wanted to go for lunch to talk about it . So the next time she came to town, we did just that!
Page 1:"It's hard to find an animal more unlike a human than an octopus."
- may have up to 200 suckers on each arm
- each sucker can lift 30 pounds
- one arm in the male is used for sexual purposes
- short life span ( 3 or 4 years)
- 3 hearts
- brain wraps around the throat
- blood is blue
- lays hundreds of eggs the size of a grain of rice, stringing them together and hanging them in strands
Some people wonder about animals in captivity. One man who catches octopuses for aquariums, feels that the animals are ambassadors from the wild and will live a long and happy life.