Two new Reviews for Sid the Squid:
“Sid the Squid and the Search for the Perfect Job” is a delightful illustrated children’s book about a curious giant sea squid whose goal is to obtain gainful employment! He has some unusual characteristics which may tend to stereotype him, such as having 10 arms and being a sea creature. However, with the help of a friend named Alice who believes in him and helps him refine his job search, he ends up in the perfect job – animal rescue at the Sea Aquarium. This happens after many amusing stints in other jobs that don’t quite work out. “Sid the Squid” is a great book to help prepare young children for the notion that job- finding is a job in itself, and refining the search is part of what it’s all about. “Sid the Squid” is very imaginatively written and illustrated by its talented creator, a veteran artist at DreamWorks Feature Animation. “Sid the Squid” is perfect for children ages 4-8.
Midwest Book Review – December 2010
“Sid the giant squid, with his many useful arms and huge, expressive eyes, searches San Francisco for the perfect job. He unsuccessfully directs traffic, fights fire, cooks in a restaurant, washes windows, and attempts other work to great comic effect until he discovers his ideal job in, of course, the city aquarium…it’s hilarious to see Sid’s multitasking legs in handsome, computer-generated cartoon illustrations rendered by a seasoned DreamWorks story artist.”
– Bayviews, November 2010, Association of Children’s Librarians of Northern California