The Octonauts: The Only Lonely Monster, written and illustrated by the popular design & illustration team, Meomi. This title introduces The Octonauts, a crew of adorable animals who roam the oceans in search of adventure, treasure, and fun!
From their undersea base called "the Octopod", the Octonauts explore a colourful world full of thrills, chills,and gills. The crew of eight talented critters, including a brainy octopus, brave polar bear, daredevil kitten, andscientific sea otter, is always ready to embark on a new exciting voyage.
In this debut episode, the Octonauts encounter a giant sea monster! What will they do? After taking a deep
breath, the crew discovers it is a case of mistaken identity. Certainly they can help a giant sea monster find
others of his kind. So the Octonauts cheerfully proceed to explore the seven seas and see exotic locales and
fantastic creatures. Along the way, everyone learns the special value of friendship and individuality.
Combining the instant appeal of Hello Kitty with the intrepid spirit from Star Trek, the Octonauts will entertain and delight children, while adults will appreciate the stylish design and subversive humour. Lushly layered and brightly coloured illustrations create a teeming undersea universe that will dazzle readers' eyes, excite theirimaginations, and tickle their funny bones.
Called "charming and beautifully-designed" by comics scholar Scott McCloud, Meomi's winsome cast of
characters have attracted an international audience, from kids and their parents to digital artists and fashion designers. What is their next mission? Stay tuned for the next Octonauts adventure book to find out!
About the Author
MEOMI is Vicki Wong and Michael Murphy. Vicki and Michael both write and illustrate the Octonauts books - although people tend to assume Vicki is the writer and Michael is the illustrator - this might be because of Michael's wavey hair.
Meomi enjoys spending their time making up silly stories, drinking tea, and drawing strange characters.
Meomi's artwork has been featured in numerous illustration and design books, while their art has appeared on a wide variety of merchandise worldwide. They are the designers of the beloved Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic mascots (Quatchi, Miga, Sumi and Mukmuk), and have created art for such clients as Google, Yo GabbaGabba, Chickadee Magazine, Electronic Arts, Monterey Bay Aquarium, and CBC4Kids.
Series: The Octonauts
For Ages: 3 - 6 years old
Number Of Pages: 40
Published: 15th May 2011
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 20.0 x 28.1
Weight (kg): 0.19