"Charmingly silly...features bouncy, rhyming text that will enchant readers." —Kirkus Reviews
An octopus falls from the sky one day. It lands on a roof and there it stays. The village’s children quickly make friends with it, even though the adults are wary. But the octopus proves very handy indeed, making a perfect slide, helping out with some painting, and even rescuing a cat stuck in a tree. But just when all the neighbors decide they want an octopus of their very own, it disappears. Where has it gone and will it come back?
About the Author
Peter Bently is the award-winning author of many books for children. He has been a journalist and a nonfiction book editor, but writing stories for children is the job he has enjoyed the most. Peter has two children and lives in London with his wife and daughter.
Steven Lenton is an award-winning illustrator of books for children, including Shifty McGifty and Slippery Sam, written by Tracey Corderoy. He loves to visit schools, festivals, and bookshops, encouraging and inspiring his audience to draw, giggle, and create! He has worked as an animator and art director for children’s television. He lives in Brighton, England.
Praise for Octopus Shocktopus!
This charmingly silly British import features bouncy, rhyming text that will enchant readers. Enhancing the narrative are colorful, detailed cartoon illustrations. . . .Certain to have everyone wishing for a cephalopodic chum.