The Octonauts and the Sea of Shade

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"The crisply drafted pages bloom with fascinating detail: every tree, shadow, rock, and animal has an endearing, individual personality . . . the book itself is a lush visual treat."?Utne Reader

"An important lesson is taught about not taking important things for granted . . . the book provides a feast for the eyes! . . . Recommended."?CM magazine

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"The crisply drafted pages bloom with fascinating detail: every tree, shadow, rock, and animal has an endearing, individual personality . . . the book itself is a lush visual treat."—Utne Reader

"An important lesson is taught about not taking important things for granted . . . the book provides a feast for the eyes! . . . Recommended."—CM magazine

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Editorial Reviews

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“I am totally charmed by the illustrations and story line of this sequel...Both are by Meomi and filled with adorable Japanese style cuties that have undersea adventures. For some reason the scenes remind me of the Teletubbies and the surreal fantasy world that they live in. The Octonauts and their adventures will be easily loved by little ones but I find the illustrations are very inspiring for an adult too.” - Bella Dia

“I am always in search of children’s books that are slightly offbeat and unique. It keeps things interesting for the grownups and the kids...The illustrations in Octonauts are vibrant and detailed. They are the kind of illustrations that the kids stare at for a while, so they can find all the intricate story and character details that are not explained in the text.”
- MamaLibrarian

“An important lesson is taught about not taking important things for granted. Are we taking important things for granted in our world such as our environment? Although the book appeals to young children, it has a wry sense of humour which will also appeal to adult readers. The illustrator is not afraid to be adventurous…All in all, the book provides a feast for the eyes!... Meomi’s story will inspire discussion about issues as far ranging as underwater creatures, shadows, submarines, friendship, and traveling to different parts of the underwater world. Recommended." - CM magazine (Canadian Review of Materials)

“It's the myriad fanciful details in the intricate undersea illustrations that will attract kids, who may also have a bit of fun with the text's scientific-sounding language” – American Library Association, Booklist

“I've been a fan of Meomi for a number of years and it's not surprising that her acquired craft as an illustrator, her attention to details and the passion shown to illustrating sweetness would take the form of children books. The characters have each a compelling personality and the story is a voyage in the realm of a very fertile imagination and the plot unfolds with page after page of visual goodness…Mind you, if you're a serious illustrator, her books are a must have for study and reference.” - NetDiver

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781597020107
  • Publisher: Immedium
  • Publication date: 10/1/2007
  • Series: Octonauts Series
  • Pages: 36
  • Sales rank: 106,277
  • Age range: 4 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.20 (w) x 11.30 (h) x 0.40 (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
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  • Posted October 10, 2009

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    Great Art, Fun Story

    This is the second book by Meomi, and a real great book at that.

    The artistic style un unusual but very fun.

    There are many details on each page, and my two sons love finding new little things each time we read it.

    I found that all the contant was appropriate for my kids, and they easily understood the concepts from the story.

    I would recommend it.

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