Hello, My Name Is . . .
How Adorabilis Got His Name
Author: Marisa Polansky; illustrated by Joey Chou
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.
Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
In The News
“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