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5.0 out of 5 stars Octastic!, 1 Nov. 2011
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This review is from: Octonauts Annual 2012 (Hardcover)
Lieutenant Kwazi, Captain Barnacles and Medic Peso are swimming right towards you on the front cover; enough to entice any child to open the pages... especially a dedicated fan! The front cover has a slightly padded feel. The back cover shows individual pictures of the team with their names underneath. Quality matt pages with beautiful illustrations and colours throughout, just like the animations.

Hardback gloss cover. Width approx just over 22cm Height approx 29.5cm Depth approx 1cm.

The first page has a special 'This Octonauts Annual belongs to.......' space for the owner to write their name. Contents...

Calling All Octonauts! - Colouring and task.
Let's Do This! - Individual team member details.
The Submersibles - Labled diagrams of the Gups.
The Octopod - Labelled diagram of the Octopod.
The Octonauts and the Snot Sea Cucumber - Story.
Let's Explore The Reef! - Search for sea creatures.
The Octonauts and the Enormous Elephant Seal - Story with things to look for.
Explore, Rescue, Protect! - Search and colour.
Octonauts Let's Do This! - Help crew find missing items.
Shiver Me Whiskers! - Colour and complete a picture.
Jumpin' Jellyfish! - Search and count plus writing practice.
Fish Close-Ups - Match fish to their close ups.
The Octonauts and the Vampire Squid - Story.
Make Your Own Gup A - Clearly presented step by step guide how to make one.
Kelp Forest Rescue - Find the right path to rescue Paso.
The Octonauts and the Hermit Crabs - Story with things to look for.
Flappity Flippers! - Questions to answer.
Gup Match - Join the colour picture to Silhouette.
Octopod Headquarters - Colour, answer questions and draw a picture.
The Octonauts and the Snapping Shrimp - Story.
Create your own Octonauts mission! - Make sea creatures to act out a story.
Garden Spot - Spot the difference.
Who Lives in the Sunlight Zone? - Creature facts.
Who Lives in the Twilight Zone? - Creature facts.
Who Lives in the Midnight Zone? - Creature facts.
Octonaut Search - Word search.
Goodbye, Octonauts! - Picture to colour.
Answers.
Octonauts product advertising page... Forewarned is forearmed!

There is the opportunity to take the pages further and go create something to play with, fuelling imagination and giving a huge sense of achievement. The stories have appeared on TV many times but this gives familiarity to aide reading and build confidence; however, a brand new one would have been the icing on the cake! The best annual I've ever seen, full of facts and interesting things to do. Octastic!

Our copy had off set printing errors on several pages. Perhaps best order allowing time to sort out a replacement should you need to, avoiding disappointment. Amazon responded promptly.
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Initial post: 4 Nov 2011, 10:19:14 GMT
CrushedBunny says:
What a helpful review! Thanks for explaining exactly what is in the book, which is just what I needed to know.

In reply to an earlier post on 4 Nov 2011, 12:00:40 GMT
bluyonda says:
I'm chuffed you found my review useful and let me know. Your kindness is much appreciated, thank you.

Posted on 14 Nov 2011, 22:38:49 GMT
J. Smith says:
What a brilliant review - I wish all reviews were as clear and informative. Thank you!

In reply to an earlier post on 15 Nov 2011, 09:40:09 GMT
bluyonda says:
Thank you ever so much for your kind words, they mean a lot to me and are deeply appreciated.

Posted on 29 Nov 2011, 13:57:20 GMT
brqo says:
A first rate review. Very helpful. Thank you for taking the time!

In reply to an earlier post on 30 Nov 2011, 11:05:21 GMT
bluyonda says:
I really do appreciate your kindness, thank you very much. I'm glad you found my review helpful.
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