Milo Is Missing Something (Hardcover)

Milo Is Missing Something By Vern Kousky Cover Image

Milo Is Missing Something (Hardcover)


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In this rhythmic, lively read-aloud for the youngest children, a little octopus named Milo is searching the ocean for something he's missing. What could it be?

The ocean world is strange and new.
The coral reefs so colorful.
The deep sea caves are dark and cozy.
So what is Milo missing?

Come along with Milo, a small yellow octopus, as he hatches from his egg and begins to explore the vast ocean. He's sure he's missing something, but he can't quite figure out what it could be. And so he sets off on an ocean adventure, swimming way down deep to explore sunken shipwrecks and traveling from shore to shore, befriending polar bears and jellyfish along the way. Eventually, Milo is too tired to search any longer and falls asleep on the ocean floor. Young ocean fans will love this simple aquatic mystery and delight in the big reveal of what he's been missing--his family!
VERN KOUSKY is the author-illustrator of HAROLD LOVES HIS WOOLLY HAT, called "accessible and appealing" in a starred review from School Library Journal, and LAWRENCE: THE BUNNY WHO WANTED TO BE NAKED. He is also the creator of THE BLUE SONGBIRD and OTTO, THE OWL WHO LOVED POETRY. Visit him on the Web at or on Instagram at @vernkousky.
Product Details ISBN: 9780593173428
ISBN-10: 0593173422
Publisher: Random House Studio
Publication Date: May 25th, 2021
Pages: 40
Language: English
Translucent, layered watercolors make an inviting ocean from surface to seafloor, full of colorful, anthropomorphic fishy faces, charmingly stylized and expertly rendered. It’s a simple and heartwarming story all around. Anyone would be a sucker for this little octopus.” —Kirkus Reviews