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not quite the same as the tv series
on 11 December 2010
My 4 year old son absolutely loves The Octonauts on cbeebies so I thought the books would be a big hit. He does like them but be warned - while the art work in the tv series is based on the art work in the books, so they look the same, the plots of the books are quite weird whereas the tv series has more of an educational component (learning a few nature facts). Basically the books feature made-up creatures and fantasy lands not real ones. Also, one of the characters has a different name in the books (Sauci instead of Dashi) but that's just a minor point. I think the best book is the newest one, the Octonauts and the Frown Fish. If your kid loves octonauts then do give them a try, they are quite fun, just be prepared for some wacky stuff.