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Posted on July 24, 2020

Octopus Shocktopus shortlisted for the 2020 Teach Early Years Awards

The shortlist for the 2020 Teach Early Years Awards were announced today – and we’re delighted that Octopus Shocktopus, written by Peter Bently and illustrated by Steven Lenton has been shortlisted in the Picture Book category!

The Teach Company Awards celebrate the very best in educational resources from early years through to KS4 (0-16), across their three brands: Teach Early Years, Teach Primary, and Teach Secondary. The Teach Early Years Awards feature six categories, covering key areas of learning and development from ages 0-5, as well as picture books, and CPD. The winners will be chosen by an expert panel of early years leaders, consultants, and educators.

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 him away . . . or will they realise just how helpful an octopus can be?

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You can find out more about the Teach Early Years Awards, and view the shortlist, here. The winners will be announced this October.

Congratulations Peter and Steven!