Hello, My Name Is Octicorn

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  • Justin Lowe
Publisher Name
Octicorn Studios
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Age Range
4+
Release Date
December 28, 2013
ISBN13
0615873936
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Half unicorn, half octopus, half confused. "Hello, My Name is Octicorn" is the funny, odd and charming story of an Octicorn trying to find his place in the world. Being part unicorn, part octopus means Octi doesn't quite seem to fit in anywhere. He's different and he knows it and while he struggles with that, in the end Octi comes to understand that we all feel different now and then. And that sometimes it's better to stand out than to fit in...

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The adorable and simplistic nature of this book promised fun within its pages, and I can't say I was deceived. I had tremendous fun reading this book, and know that it has the potential to be enjoyed by all ages!

What begins with the origins of a an outrageous character, Octi, an Octicorn, leads to a journey through what it is like to be different. Any child will see what Octi has to go through, and anyone slightly older might think of their own moments when they felt left out.

While the illustrations are not intricate or expansive on the page, they are funny. Though simple, Octi takes us from page to page with the same look of bewilderment and humor that makes this book a knockout! Small children will feel an interaction between the picture on the page and those a little older will take away a special message.

Octi says, "I know I look different than everyone else, but that's okay." And it is. This book will open up discussions with children that needs to be having about being different and how that really is okay!
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I'm sorry but if we're honest, this book just does not come up to standard. Whilst the actual themes in the story are good, the structure is almost non existent and the illustrations, well, let's just say that to call them juvenile is a huge understatement. This books is proof that while everyone has a story to tell, not everyone should tell it.
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Half unicorn, half octopus, half confused.
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Paste Magazine
By Frannie Jackson December 21, 2013

Octicorn is unique. His mom’s an octopus and his dad’s a unicorn. With his unconventional parentage, the little guy has trouble making friends. But, with the help of his new book, Octi hopes people will begin to embrace his quirkiness.

Written by Kevin Diller and illustrated by Justin Lowe, Hello, My Name is Octicorn is the perfect book for anyone who’s ever felt a little different. The story follows Octi on his journey to make new friends, highlighting the extraordinary characteristics of octicorns in the process. With charmingly-simple illustrations and heartfelt narration from Octi, Hello, My Name is Octicorn celebrates originality.

“I know I look different than everyone else,” says Octi, “but that’s ok. Because in the end, we all want the same things: Cupcakes, friends and a jet ski.”

Lowe created Octi about a decade ago when he made stickers of an octopus-unicorn hybrid and shared them with friends and family. Before long, Octi was such a hit that Lowe’s mom began sewing Octicorn pillows as gifts.

After receiving one of the Octicorn pillows, Diller’s daughter promptly asked her dad to tell her a story about Octi. Diller concocted a tale about the talented, cupcake-loving creature’s search for friendship, and Hello, My Name is Octicorn was born. A successful Kickstarter campaign funded the first printing of the book this fall, and a second printing is already in the works due to Octi’s popularity.

You can learn more about Octi (including what he likes to do for fun) here: --http://www.octicorn.com/ And you can pre-order books from the second printing here: http://www.amazon.com/Hello-My-Name-Is-Octicorn/dp/0615873936/ref=cm_rdp_product


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