My Mommy, the Octopus
Wendy Gerber, Nonnie Gerber, Tori Davis
- 32 Pages
- February 7, 2023
- ISBN: 9781510771246
- Imprint: Sky Pony Press
- Trim Size: 10in x 10in x 0in
When I wake up in the morning, the first things I see are Mommy's arms, open wide, to give a hug to me.
My Mommy the Octopus is the endearing story of a young child who has everything they want . . . except a mother with eight arms!
Take one mom with two arms, add a young child who dreams of a Mommy with more, and you have a captivating tale of fun! Like many moms, she juggles caring for her little one while working from home all at the same time.
My Mommy the Octopus is a heartwarming story told from the eyes of a child who dreams of a mother with more arms to play—but then decides two is the perfect number for hugs. With amusing, engaging copy written by Wendy Gerber and Nonnie Gerber and whimsical illustrations by Tori Davis, this charming story will keep you and your child smiling from beginning to end.
Wendy Gerber was inspired with the idea for this book when her children were young. She wished she were an octopus so she could play with her children and build a successful career--all at the same time! Wendy wrote this book for Moms and Dads everywhere who wish they had more arms to juggle it all. She loves to write and is a global brand strategist and corporate storyteller. Wendy started her career as an international lawyer and lives in New York City. She has three wonderful children, Alexander, Samantha and Jaxie, and an adorable grandson, Arlo. They are the inspiration for this book and the illustrations (Arlo’s puppy, Millie, is too!). Find out more at https://bit.ly/wendygerber
Nonnie Gerber is a TV journalist who reports facts as a news broadcaster and enjoys writing fiction as an author. She often wished for more arms while trying to juggle chasing foster kids with chasing news leads. Nonnie lives at the beach where you can find her running by the ocean with her two mixed breed husky dogs, Dakota and Indiana, rescued from the wild. Stay tuned for her next book about their 1,000 mile 8 month journey back home to each other. Meet Nonnie and pack at https://vimeo.com/caltvnews1
Tori Davis is an animation art director with more than fifteen years experience in the animation industry that has taken her all around the world. She currently lives in the Lake District, in the UK. Affectionately referred to as “The LEGO Lady,” she teaches stop motion animation as play therapy to kids (and big kids) in schools and hospitals. When she’s not drawing or creating characters, Tori can always be found at her happy place, walking for miles down the beach with her dogs.