Eight long tentacles and a smile that can brighten any room, Susan the Octopus is a fun loving animal of the ocean! She can make friends with any passing squid, and is always ready for a celebration.
Spending her days sun-bathing near the top of the water, Susan enjoys watching the families on the beach in front of her. She often likes to swim just close enough to feel their presence, but not so close that she scares them.
Susan has a secret: she longs for her own family to build sandcastles with.
One day, Susan was relaxing in the waves and enjoying a brunch with her fish friends as she heard something from the beach ahead. A panicked yelling from what Susan knew had to be a mother. She could not find her small child anywhere, and the lifeguards were beginning to search the waters. Susan knew she could help. She dropped her prawns and went completely still. She tried to tune everything else out and listened for a sign of the child. In the distance, Susan heard a faint “Mama” cry, but more intensely she heard a pounding heartbeat. She sprung into action. Continue reading