Odette Octopus explores her corner of the sea. What will she find?
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Story Begins: 7:32
Octopus Adventure Excerpt:
Gentle waves rolled across the surface of the sea. The sun slowly descended, darkening the sky and water. Both sea and sky became a deep blue, with the sea reflecting the twinkling stars and glowing moon back to the sky. From under her rock, Odette the Octopus watched the light slowly fade. She began to glow purple with excitement. Odette smiled and stretched her arms pulling herself out from under the rock. The little octopus was ready for some exploring.
Odette opened her arms wide and gently floated, like a parachute, on the sea current. The sea gently moved the delicate octopus out away from her home. Odette smiled, ready for whatever adventure tonight might bring. As the little octopus drifted down to the soft sandy floor of the sea, she noticed the other nighttime sea creatures. The sea stars glowed a soft orange. Little fish reflected the light from the moon and stars off of their yellow stripes. Odette’s world was filled with fantastic creatures lighting up the ocean.
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