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Posted by Sam, June 16, 2020

Take a look inside Octopus Shocktopus

Next month we’re delighted to be publishing Octopus Shocktopus, written by Peter Bently and illustrated by Steven Lenton – a brilliantly bonkers picture book about an octopus who lives on the roof. And today we’re very pleased to share an early preview – you can take a look at the first few pages below!

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?

A warm and witty rhyming story about welcoming newcomers, with striking, fluorescent illustrations throughout.

Here’s a first look inside this hilarious new picture book:

Octopus Shocktopus will be flying onto bookshops on July 2nd – complete with our free Stories Aloud audio recording available in all of our paperback picture books. You can pre-order a copy from Waterstones here, The Hive here, or from Amazon here.

See more: Chapter Extracts