What an amazing, engaging non-fiction book! The giant squid is a creature of mystery and Candace Fleming’s vivid descriptive language only highlight and accentuate the mystery of this ocean dweller. The text is incredibly rich with descriptive language and simile. I found myself drawn in by her captivating passages, some of which end in thought-provoking, rhetorical questions to further engage the reader, inspire wonder, and coax one to keep going in order to learn more. The illustrations are unparalleled, often zooming in on sections of the squid’s body across a 2-page spread. All in all- highly recommend!