The Octopuppy (Hardcover)

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Edgar wants a dog, but what he gets is Jarvis. Jarvis is a multi-talented, intelligent performer, but he’s still not a great dog. Edgar doesn’t appreciate Jarvis’s show-stopping performance at the dog show, so Jarvis leaves. Only then does Edgar realize that he’s had something better than a dog all along. Jarvis is the best Octopuppy in the world, and Edgar desperately wants him to come home.

— From Holiday Picks 2015


Can the OCTOPUPPY be the perfect pet?

Edgar wanted a dog. Instead, he got an octopus named Jarvis.

Jarvis is brilliant and does his best to act like the dog Edgar wants, but nothing he does is good enough to please Edgar. Ultimately, Edgar recognizes that while Jarvis might not be the dog he wanted, he is special in his own endearing way.

Young readers will love the funny, imaginative illustrations that are paired with a relatable lesson of appreciating the greatness of what we have in front of us.

About the Author

Martin McKenna is a freelance illustrator based in the U.K. This is his first picture book in the U.S. For more information, go to

Praise For…

* "Superb laugh-a-minute absurdity." -- Booklist, starred review
Product Details
ISBN: 9780545751407
ISBN-10: 0545751403
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Publication Date: March 31st, 2015
Pages: 32
Language: English