Stubby the Fearless Squid
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The guide linked below was created by Debbie Gonzales, MFA. Deb is a career educator, curriculum consultant, former school administrator and adjunct professor, and once served as a SCBWI RA for the Austin Chapter. She's the author of six “transitional” readers for a New Zealand publisher and the forthcoming non-fiction picture book Girls with Guts: The Road to Breaking Barriers and Bashing Records (Charlesbridge, 2019). Deb earned her MFA in writing for children and young adults from the Vermont College of Fine Arts.
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Author: Barbara Davis-Pyles
Illustrator: Carolyn Conahan
Publisher: Little Big Foot
Summary: A sweet and fun and clever story about accepting yourself for who you are and being brave.
A great read-aloud picture book about a scaredy squid named Stubby (a stubby squid, rossia pacifica) who makes a BIG MISTAKE . . . getting a pen pal.
Intimidated by his new pen pal's name--Razor Clam--and the extraordinary stories Razor writes about his exploits, Stubby gets carried away making up fantastic stories of his own bravery that end up putting him in hot water when something real and scary happens. But perhaps all his brave imaginings have made him brave enough to find a happy ending?