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Ministry of Education.

New Ready to Read - Rat and Octopus

Rat and Octopus front cover

A new title from the Ready to Read series is now in schools with supporting audio and Teacher Support Materials available on the Instructional Series site:

Rat and Octopus (Orange 2)

retold by Tusiata Avia, illustrated by Fraser Williamson

Rat and Octopus is a traditional tale common to many Pacific cultures. It explains why Octopus has black markings on his head and why Rat and Octopus remain enemies to this day. As well as providing an opportunity to enjoy a tale from a rich storytelling tradition, Rat and Octopus has strong links with many other Ready to Read books, including other animal stories, traditional tales, and books and poems about octopuses. 

Published on: 14 Nov 2018


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