EMILE : THE HELPFUL OCTOPUS
This classic picture-book, first published in 1960, tells the story of Emile. When Emile rescues Captain Samovar from a shark attack, he earns himself a friend for life who treats him to a saltwater bathtub bed, instruments to play, and more. But after saving the day many times over, Emile grows tired of life above water and returns to his home... where he hosts the scuba-geared Captain for regular games of chess. Ungerer’s charming illustrations make this unlikeliest of heroes quite irresistible.
Tomi Ungerer is a winner of the Hans Christian Andersen Award, and has a museum entirely dedicated to his work in Strasbourg, France. His bestselling book, The Three Robbers, has sold over 2.5 million copies worldwide.