Disclosure: This product was sent to me free of charge by Harper Collins to be reviewed. However, as per my PR info disclaimer, this review is my unbiased honest opinion of the product.
Product: The Octonauts Explore The Great Big Ocean* by Meomi
Price: £12.99 RRP (Currently £7.79 on Amazon)
Age Range: Toddlers & young children
Manufacturer’s Description: The Octonauts are a crew of cute animals who love to explore the big blue ocean. From their underwater base, the Octopod, the eight intrepid friends are always ready for fun and excitement!
The Octonauts are researching underwater habitats around the world, when Tunip the Vegimal starts to wonder where he comes from. So begins another underwater adventure full of fun and surprises as the Octonauts take Tunip and his Vegimal friends on an exciting trip around the world, on a quest for his true home.
An action-packed nautical adventure with pages crammed full of additional information about each of the eight intrepid explorers – guaranteed to delight Octonauts fans all around the world!
Rating: (5/5 stars)
Review: When we received this book to review, Georgie was delighted. I am really happy to say that my little girl loves books and will spend hours each day “reading” on her own, or with anyone who happens to be in the same room.
The Octonauts are a group of animals who live under the sea, exploring different habitats and discovering rare species. In this book, the Vegimals want to find out where they came from and so they set out to explore all the different habitats under the sea. Each habitat is depicted on each page, with the different type of sea creatures that live in each.
There are some lovely touches to the book; with a fold out page showing the layout of the Octopod, and even a glow in the dark page for the deep sea habitat. Georgie is a little young still to sit through the whole story but she loves to sit and look through the book – the bright and fun illustrations are captivating. It has rapidly become one of her favourite books and she will frequently take herself off with it to read it on her own.
The author, “Meomi“, is actually a team of two; Vicki Wong and Michael Murphy, who work together to create these fab characters and books. Georgie is definitely a fan – she has been enjoying the Octonauts on cbeebies lately too, and recognises that her book matches what is on the screen.
I think this book is delightful – the illustrations and story are both really fun and Georgie goes back to it again & again. With that and all the fun extras, it’s an easy 5 stars for this charming book.