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The Octonauts and the Only Lonely Monster 05/03/11
Giant Squids seem to be making a comeback in literature. Maybe it's the recent news of squids, like the one that sank a fishing vessel off the coast of Japan. Maybe it's just a weird literary coincidence. One of those at the forefront of this trend is another delightful picture book from Meomi called The Octonauts and the Only Lonely Monster.
Of all the books in the Octonauts series, The Only Lonely Monster is my favorite. The team discovers a lonely monster who wants to go home. They search north, south, east and west in hope of finding his home.
The book and cartoon illustrations are completely synchronized. Readers have to turn the book in the direction that the Octonauts are headed, giving an added bit of playfulness. As they travel the oceans, the sea life speak the language of the neighboring countries.
As with The Octonauts and the Frown Fish, Sean and I read up on the giant squid after we finished our second reading of the book. A book that encourages further reading is a wonderful thing.
Comment #1: Thursday, June, 23, 2011 at 04:55:28
My favorite among the Meomi books is the Octonauts and the Sea Of Shade. As always, great illustrations from Meomi. What a team they are.
I hope they'll come up with more books soon. Although like the tv series it would be nice if they did come up with a book that doesn't have made up creatures.
Comment #2: Friday, June 24, 2011 at 11:53:45
The Sea of Shade is my least favorite. I've only read the books and wasn't aware that thre is a TV series.