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Hello, My Name Is . . .

Hello, My Name Is . . .

How Adorabilis Got His Name

Marisa Polansky; illustrated by Joey Chou

Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)



Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

FSG Books for Young Readers

On Sale: 05/15/2018

ISBN: 9781466898219

32 Pages, Ages 3-6

Inspired by a true event! In the summer of 2015, an adorable new species of octopus was discovered on the ocean floor—this picture book story imagines how this cute creature got his name.

Deep down in the water lives an octopus small enough to fit in the palm of your hand. But he doesn’t have a name! Anglerfish is named for his hook like an angler, Mimic Octopus for her ability to change shape and color, and Giant Squid is GIANT! But this little guy doesn’t have the same abilities as the other creatures. What could his name be? With Marisa Polansky's sweet text and Joey Chou's dynamic illustrations, Hello, My Name Is... imagines how the cutest creature in the sea got his name. The story includes a note from a scientist about the naming process and more information about Adorabilis.

Praise for Hello, My Name Is . . .

“Disney artist Chou's digital illustrations are the draw here. Finding Nemo: Nemo's Day Off fans will recognize these big-eyed sea creatures. In the final spread, two of Adorabilis' tentacles form a heart, emphasizing its over-the-top cuteness. . .A sweet dessert for storytime.” —Kirkus Reviews

A sweet imagined story of how the Adorabilis octopus got his name. . .The bubbly typeface paired with Chou’s whimsical, geometric illustrations complement Polansky’s story well. Adorabilis is an endearing character. . .A fun option for preschool storytimes and as an introduction to sea creatures.” —School Library Journal

Little ones will eagerly dive into this all-around adorable first glimpse at ocean fauna.” —Booklist


Marisa Polansky; illustrated by Joey Chou

Marisa Polansky is a writer and editor. She is also the founder of Speech Tank, a speech-writing company specializing in one-of- a-kind speeches. She lives in New York.

Joey Chou is an animator and illustrator. He has worked as a visual development artist on feature animated films and television, including Kung Fu Panda, and illustrated Disney's Finding Nemo: Nemo's Day Off. His picture books include Ruby's Chinese New Year, written by Vicki Lee. He lives in Los Angeles.

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Tory Rust

Marisa Polansky

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Yuchung Chao

Joey Chou

Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

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