If I had an Octopus / Look for Ladybird in Ocean City
If I had an Octopus (Hardback) - Reading age 3-6
I really want a clever pet, a pet with many charms. The sort of pet with talents, and a large amount of arms. Have you ever thought about what the best aquatic pet would be? It's an octopus, of course! Playing different ball games simultaneously and staying camouflaged when it’s bedtime is eight times the fun – just watch out for the ink... With vibrant illustrations and playful rhymes, If I Had an Octopus is a charming and imaginative tale about bedtime story that follows a little girl's flight of fancy as she imagines the advantages and disadvantages of having an octopus for a pet.
Alex Barrow - London-based illustrator and both the art director and a regular contributor at OKIDO magazine. Gabby Dawnay - is a writer and poet. She is a regular contributor to OKIDO magazine and a scriptwriter for children’s television.
Look for Ladybird in Ocean City - Reading age 5-8
Join in the hunt and help look for Ladybird! Daisy and Basil and Ladybird set off on a much needed holiday, away from the busy detective agency. They decide to go scuba diving, but as sally the instructor teaches them how to dive, Ladybird sneaks away in a submarine and off into Ocean City. Can the pair find Ladybird? Follow Daisy and Basil as they look for Ladybird all over Ocean City. Is he at Seaweed Central Station, Octopus Gardens, the building site or the art gallery? This stylish search and find picture book is full of witty, colourful illustrations packed with visual jokes and all sorts of things to spot to delight children for hours.