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'Octopus Alone:' Children's Book Says Alone Doesn't Mean Lonely

Filipa Rodrigues for KUT News
'Octopus Alone' is the second children's book from Austin illustrator Divya Srinivasan.

The children's book, Octopus Alone, by Austin writer/illustrator Divya Srinivasan is released today. It's already being called a remarkable story that teaches children that it's OK to be by yourself in a safe and quite place.

Octopus is shy. She lives on a reef where there’s always a lot going on. Sometimes it’s more than she can take. One day, she finds herself in a new place far from home, all alone.

KUT’s Emily Donahue spoke with Srinivasan about her new book, her career as an illustrator, her evolution from artist to author and the rewards of being a brave loner.

Listen to the full story above and watch Srinivasan's trailer for the book below.

Emily Donahue is a former grants writer for KUT. She previously served as news director and helped launch KUT’s news department in 2001.