An Octopus Named Mom

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An Octopus Named Mom

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"An Octopus Named Mom" is a book written from a child's perspective of how his life would drastically improve if all of his needs were met, without ever having to wait. The story takes the reader through the boy's journey of how his mother turns into an octopus and is able to conduct her daily tasks while keeping her children happy, all at once! Multi-tasking at its best!

This book appeals to children ages 3-8 years old as well as parents, teachers and childcare providers. It's an original story, because it's easy to read, entertaining to listen to and beautiful to look at. This simple story will teach children a valuable lesson—the lesson of patience. It celebrates family diversity and single parenthood, as well as presents the struggles that children and parents deal with on a day-to-day basis. The goal of this book is to provide children with literature that they will learn from, grow with and relate to.


06/19/12 – Introducing Kathleen Flaherty and Jennifer Caulfield Donehey's Charming New Children's Book,
An Octopus Named Mom
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about the author

Kathleen Flaherty

Kathleen Flaherty resides in Millis, Massachusetts with her husband and their four children. She is a graduate from Johnson and Wales University and has worked with children for over 17 years. She grew up spending her summers on Hog Island, RI and now continues that tradition with her family where she enjoys boating, gardening, swimming, reading and cooking. She uses the Island as a classroom to teach her children to be as one with nature. Kathleen has written several children's stories and for the past two years, she has been working side by side with creative illustrator Jennifer Donehey and together they created, "An Octopus Named Mom."

about the illustrator

Jennifer Donehey

Jennifer Donehey studied art at Westfield State College and Mass College of Art, with a concentration on illustration and drawing. Working primarily in watercolor and acrylics, Donehey is adept at capturing a range of subjects, from food illustrations as a chalkboard artist and muralist for Roche Bros' chain of grocery stores to commissioned pet portraits to characters and settings in children's books. Donehey loves cooking, hiking and landscaping. She resides in Millis with her husband, two children and her black lab. She enjoys getaways to her cabin in Vermont. Above, Jennifer is photographed in her Millis studio, creating the title page of "An Octopus Named Mom."

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