Lavinia Kumar


Lavinia Kumar is a poet, writer and sometime artist. She has an EdD in science education, has degrees in Chemistry and Biology,and was long involved in technology education.
See her website,, to learn more about her other books: Tommy’s Mixed-up Chicks (for 2nd-4th graders) and Sonia’s Revenge (for 4th-5th graders.

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Octopus Purple-us
Price: $3.50 USD. Words: 360. Language: English. Published: June 8, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals
Lavinia Kumar’s whimsical Octopus Purple-us makes an appearance by waving an arm from behind a rock. Follow Purple-us as he/she tries on a coat or a hat. What does this octopus eat, and where do those hats hang? What about food, and where to sleep? This bedtime story is an enjoyable picture book that leads to discussion between pre-schoolers and parents.

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