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Sep 10 2015

Octonauts Creature Report by Grosset & Dunlap

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Grosset & Dunlap, 2015. ISBN 9780448483542
(Ages 3-7) The popular Octonauts animated television series follows a team of underwater adventurers who dive into the ocean to explore marine creatures and save their environment. The Octoauts Creature Report explores fifty different animals and creatures, providing Octofacts, diet, habitat, features, scientific names and a crew quote. Colourful stickers are provided in the centre of the book that can be added to complete each creature report.
Unusual marine animals are included, as well as the more familiar ones. The pig-nosed fish from Hawaii the Humuhumunukunukuapua'a or Humuhumus fish lives in the coral reefs, can swim backwards and has eyes that move independently. There's creatures that live in the depths of the oceans - like the blobfish whose diet is unknown and the oarfish that can grow up to seventeen metres long. Take time to discover all about the Snot Sea Cucumber, Wolf Eel, Cookie Cutter Shark or the Vampire Squid! The images are screenshots of the cartoon animals, one real photo would have made a positive addition to each report.
This activity book is specifically designed for the young Octonaut fan, who loves to learn simple, interesting facts about marine life.
Rhyllis Bignell

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