When a giant octopus arrives, the children LOVE their new friend: he makes the perfect slide and is fantastic at football! But some of the grown-ups aren’t so pleased. Will they drive away their spectacular, tentacular chum … or will they realise just how helpful and fun an octopus can be?
Octopus Shocktopus! is magnificently illustrated in glorious day-glo Octocolor©® by the brilliant Steven Lenton, who also illustrated our new picture book version of The Hundred and One Dalmatians, and our 2019 World Book Day title Cruella and Cadpig. It is published by the good folks at Nosy Crow.
“Witty rhyming fun, perfect for reading aloud.” – Sunday Express, UK.
“Sure to be a winner with children – the rhyming text is fantastic to read aloud and the quirky story makes it impossible to guess what will happen next.” – Scottish Book Trust, top ten new picture books for summer 2020
“This glorious picture book…. Illustrator Steven Lenton rises brilliantly to all the challenges set by Peter Bently’s ingenious rhymes depicting the various ways in which the octopus helps around the house – often eight different activities at a time, plus one very special octo-tastic Christmas tree. Making friends has never been so much fun and it all comes to a wonderfully octopussy conclusion too. Fabulous!” – LoveReading4Kids, full review here.