The Octonauts and the Only Lonely Monster

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The books that launched the hit cartoon!

"Meomi's character design is terrific. But their books, especially their first book, are more than that...I love it, and more importantly, my son loves it and asks for it at bedtime.” - Super Punch

"The Octonauts: And the Only Lonely Monster has become a new favorite here. The story follows the path of the adorable, underwater Octonauts who come under attack from a sad, lonely monster and later help the creature find others like it under...

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Overview


The books that launched the hit cartoon!

"Meomi's character design is terrific. But their books, especially their first book, are more than that...I love it, and more importantly, my son loves it and asks for it at bedtime.” - Super Punch

"The Octonauts: And the Only Lonely Monster has become a new favorite here. The story follows the path of the adorable, underwater Octonauts who come under attack from a sad, lonely monster and later help the creature find others like it under the sea. A smarter person would say there's a perfect allegory buried beneath the pages -- something about how bullies have fears like everyone else and how wonderful it is to be unique. But I always find myself just getting lost in the illustrations by team Meomi....It's great to find a book that appeals to both kids and adults -- even if the appeal is for different reasons....In other words, these are the best. children's book. animals. ever. I can't get enough of them...I can read this book for hours -- and have.” - SFGate.com

This is the original book series that launched the animated TV show, which is now popular worldwide and broadcast on the Disney Channel in the USA. Discover the creative and fun stories where it all began!

The Octonauts are a crew of adorable animals who roam the ocean in search of adventure, treasure, and fun! From their undersea base called “the Octopod,” the Octonauts explore a colorful world full of thrills, chills, and gills! These eight talented critters, including a brainy octopus, brave polar bear, daredevil kitten, and scientific sea otter, are always ready to embark on a new, exciting voyage.

In this debut episode, the Octonauts encounter a giant sea monster. Is he the only one left of his kind in the ocean? The Octonauts’ mission is to find out! Along the way everyone learns the special value of friendship and individuality. The Octonauts charm children and adults who appreciate sophisticated design and subversive humor, and guarantee readers will stay tuned for their next adventure!

“Now I can see why the TV show is so popular. The illustrations are absolutely delightful...Readers who like picture book adventures that are full of quirky characters and colorful artwork will greatly enjoy this entertaining picture book. With its hope-filled message about the power of friendship, this is a title that has universal appeal. ” – Through the Looking Glass

"Best Buy - The Octonauts has gained an international cult following for its beautifully rendered and vibrant illustrations (and refreshingly sassy characters)." - Vancouver Magazine

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

"Critter lovers, young and old alike, will fall in love with Meomi's new book series based on the voyages of their popular gang of explorers...sure to charm its way to the inner child in all of us.”—Venus Zine

"The characters are cuddly and quirky, and the moral of the story is as good as a hug from a dear one saying I love you for the individual you are.' We hope that's a joy you'll never outgrow." - Rivet Magazine

"...we can't get enough of their illustrations and highly recommend this 36 page sea thriller for your kids."
- PaperArts

"While it appears as a deceptively cute children's book...it turns out...to possess the power to destroy the universe if it's not handled properly...The Octonauts is so devastating, it makes The Tribbles Pandemic look about as scary as a pom pom-tipped pen." - DaddyTypes

“I usually hate 'cuteness' but this book breaks through to even my cold dead heart...Come on, we're talking about 'a valiant polar bear, daredevil kitten, and big-hearted penguin.'... I'm considering making friends with people who have kids, just so I have an excuse to buy, like, a zillion copies.” — SFGate, San Francisco Chronicle

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781597020053
  • Publisher: Immedium
  • Publication date: 11/15/2006
  • Series: Octonauts Series
  • Pages: 36
  • Sales rank: 119,801
  • Age range: 4 - 8 Years
  • Lexile: AD580L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 8.30 (w) x 11.30 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Meet 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.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 7, 2013

    A fun story filled with lovable characters.

    A fun story filled with lovable characters.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 25, 2013

    Great fun book if you like the Octonauts!

    My daughter loves the story and the pictures in the book.

    1 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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