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The Octonauts and the Frown Fish - by Meomi (Hardcover)

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About this item


  • The Octonauts meet a fish who looks very sad...can they make it smile?
  • 4-8 Years
  • 8.22" x 11.2" Hardcover
  • Juvenile Fiction, Action & Adventure
  • Series Name: Octonauts


About the Book

When the Octonauts, a team of eight animal underwater explorers, meet meet a frowning fish, they try their best to make it smile.

Book Synopsis

The Octonauts meet a fish who looks very sad...can they make it smile? Enjoy the original books that launched the hit animated TV show worldwide!

The Octonauts are a crew of adorable animals who explore the oceans in search of adventure and fun! From their undersea base called the Octopod, the Octonauts explore a vibrant world full of thrills, chills, and gills. The crew of eight talented critters, which include Professor Inking, Dashi Dog, Tweak Bunny, and Tunip the Vegimal, is always ready to embark on a new exciting voyage.

In this entertaining story, the Octonauts meets a fish with a giant frown on its face. It looks so glum that it's causing everyone around to feel down too. Our heroes need to find a way to cheer it up. So the Octonauts share their favorite pastimes! Readers will enjoy making music, building robots, baking desserts, and carousing at the playground. But will the fun-loving crew ever make their new friend smile?

Combining the instant appeal of Hello Kitty with the intrepid spirit from Star Trek, the Octonauts will entertain and delight children, while adults will appreciate the stylish design and subversive humor. Lushly layered and brightly colored illustrations create a teeming undersea universe that will dazzle readers' eyes, inspire their imaginations, and tickle their funny bones.

Called "charming and beautifully-designed" by comics scholar Scott McCloud, Meomi's winsome cast of characters have attracted an international audience, from kids, parents, and teachers to digital artists and fashion designers. What is their next mission? Stay tuned for the next Octonauts adventure to find out! Immedium's original four books inspired the popular animated television series that is broadcast on Disney Junior and Netflix and in more than 100 countries around the globe.

Too many children's books talk down to kids, thinking that talking on their level equates to dropping IQ points. It's refreshing to read The Octonauts and the Frown Fish, a smart and entertaining kids book... it's fun and teaches a lesson to look past the exterior and appreciate what's inside. Comic book readers looking to get their kids into graphic storytelling early will want to seek out this one. Nice bed time story reading, this one is.
- Ain't It Cool News

Review Quotes

"[The Octonauts & the Frown Fish] not only is filled with illustrations of cute stylized sea creatures, but the story itself is very appealing to young readers...For designers, illustrators and those in the media industry, this is a keepsake with its lovely illustration for reference and also educational purpose. Every page is filled with endearing soft sweet colors and there is not a single space that has no colors. For parents, this is suitable for young kids to get started on adventure and exciting stories, building up curiosity about science, biology and not to forget that inquisitive mind of a young reader for detective-styled storyline. You'll be surprised if you discover a little Sherlock Holmes in the making. All in all, the storyline is simply done, the illustrations are just marvelous and the characters are just adorable and innocent. Would be a good gift for this coming Christmas." - All About Kawaii

Although the book appeals to young children, it has a wry sense of humour which will also appeal to adult readers... All in all, the book engages the readers through its visual appeal! ... Recommended." - CM magazine

"Octonauts by Meomi; a picture book for the cool kids." - IlikeCharacters.com

"The characters are so cute I want to eat them up." - MisoChang.com

"Vicki Wong and Michael Murphy have created a fascinating world full of mystery and unbelievable cuteness..." - Locus of Control

"As promised, here's a post about kids' books, and specifically Meomi's fabulous The Octonauts series...The books in question are The Only Lonely Monster, The Sea of Shade, and the new release, The Frown Fish. All hold the attention of the grownups, the teenager, and the school-age tike in the house. Seriously, everyone should run out and get these." - BoingBoing

"Blame it on the Olympics. With Beijing behind us, thoughts turn to Vancouver, then Meomi, the team that designed the 2010 mascots. Next thing you know, we remember there is a new Octonauts book coming out in October. Why write about clown fish when there's a frown fish that needs cheering up? In The Octonauts and the Frown Fish by Meomi, the underwater crew use activities such as a baking marathon to entice their new friend to smile. Another affordable piece for the adult collector of cute." - Art MoCo

"The Octonauts are a crew of eight adorable undersea explorers. I fell in love with all of them, and I don't think I could pick a favorite animal. In The Octonauts and the Frown Fish, the crew finds a fish that frowns all the time. They don't know why the fish frowns because they don't speak 'Frownese.' The Octonauts are determined to cheer the fish up. his book elicited the 'aww, that's cute' reaction many times. The artwork is so adorable, and the story is simple but sweet. I hope the Frown Fish becomes a recurring character. I don't know if I'd describe this as a children's book because adults can enjoy it as well. The artwork alone is worth the price of the book. I would recommend it for anyone with kids or anyone who is a kid at heart."- Supah Cute

"This is the third edition in the Octonauts series and yet again the colors are right on point. The cast of colorful characters are on another deep blue adventure, this time to help out the frown fish have a little fun. Each page is a treat for any color lover as the book is full of color cuteness of soft yet vibrant palettes, and the wonderful compositions and styling we've come to expect from the Meomi team's illustrations." - Colour Lovers

About the Author

Meomi is Vicki Wong and Michael Murphy. Meomi enjoys sitting by the ocean, making up stories, drinking tea, and drawing strange creatures. Meomi's characters have appeared in clothing, toys, merchandise, and magazines worldwide. They have also created art and animation for clients such as CBC4Kids, Google, Monterey Bay Aquarium, Yo Gabba Gabba, and the Vancouver 2010 Olympics and Paralympics. Meomi likes sea slugs, yarn hats, and ukuleles. Visit them at www.meomi.com.
Dimensions (Overall): 8.22 Inches (H) x 11.2 Inches (W) x .35 Inches (D)
Weight: .85 Pounds
Suggested Age: 4-8 Years
Series Title: Octonauts
Sub-Genre: Action & Adventure
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Publisher: Immedium
Theme: General
Format: Hardcover
Author: Meomi
Language: English
Street Date: October 1, 2008
TCIN: 11630444
UPC: 9781597020145
Item Number (DPCI): 247-01-0882
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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Shipping details

Estimated ship dimensions: 0.35 inches length x 11.2 inches width x 8.22 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 0.85 pounds
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4.3 out of 5 stars with 3 reviews
100% would recommend
1 recommendations

We love The Octonauts!

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Queenkrsx - 8 years ago
Very cute story with adorable animation. We love watching, playing, and reading about the Octonauts. My daughter (2.5) has loved the Octonauts for at least a year now. When we first discovered them we were super excited to see they actually had real creatures they helped. The information they give is correct and its delivered in a fun way. Now when we go to the aquariums either at the mall or the the big ones, she's telling the other kids the names of the types of fish they see.
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