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Comments for The Octonauts and the Great Ghost Reef

The Octonauts and the Great Ghost Reef: 08/25/10

 cover art (Link goes to Powells)My children are more environmentally conscious than I was at their age. They also love cute things like Hello Kitty and Kirby. So when I saw The Octonauts and the Great Ghost Reef by Meomi at my library I had to check it out.

As soon as I started reading the story, both children dropped what they were doing. They snuggled next to me on the couch for me to read the book.

The Octonauts are a group of animal underwater explorers. In this book they decided to spend their vacation on the Great Reef. When they arrive though, they find a ghost town with only one elderly sea turtle left.

In the course of their investigation they discover that the town has choked all the sunlight from the coral. To save the town they must save the coral and learn to build in a more environmentally friendly way.

Along with the story each page has all the illustrated animals and plants labeled. We read the book through once for the story and a second time to see all the different animals and plants.

I will have to look for the other books in the series.

The Series:

  • The Octonauts and The Only Lonely Monster (2006)
  • The Octonauts and the Sea of Shade (2007)
  • The Octonauts and the Frown Fish (2008)
  • The Octonauts and the Great Ghost Reef (2009)

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Comment #1: Thursday, August, 26, 2010 at 18:36:45

Becky

This sounds really interesting. Maybe even something I could use in my classroom. I especially loved the way your children cuddled up with you to hear the story. Nostalgia.....



COmment #2: Tuesday, August 31, 2010 at 19:51:38

Pussreboots

I think the entire series would serve your classroom well. Happy reading!