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Posted on October 5, 2020

Octopus Shocktopus wins a Teach Early Years Award!

We’re delighted to start the week with this fantastic news – Octopus Shocktopus, written by Peter Bently and illustrated by Steven Lenton, has won the Picture Book Category of the 2020 Teach Early Years Awards!

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 were chosen by an expert panel of early years leaders, consultants, and educators.

Octopus Shocktopus is a brilliantly bonkers story about a friendly octopus who lives on the roof – with a powerful message about community, acceptance and friendship.

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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Congratulations, Peter and Steven!