Another CBeebies tie-in today, but rather than reading about Knights we've now moved to under the sea and the Octonauts. A slight difference here is that the Octonauts originated as characters in books before moving to the small screen. Following their TV success they're now ready to go on some new adventures in books.
In The Octonauts and the Undersea Eruption the Octonauts have to deal with an emergency caused by a volcano at the bottom of the ocean that is erupting. Will they be able to get everyone out in time? In particular the three floating blobfish, Bob, Bob and … Bob!
Despite the Octonauts themselves being sci-fi characters, what makes them particularly endearing is that everything they come across underwater is very realistic, providing a great opportunity for children to learn. That's continued in the book with small fact boxes appearing on some pages (all about volcanoes and blobfish in this book) and reinforced further by a fact file page about blobfish at the back and a Captain's Log page saying what the team learnt about on this mission.
For me as a mum I also really appreciated the page giving you a who's who of the Octopod crew. I've never managed to get all their names right until now – finally I feel like I can understand some of what my daughter's talking about!
Explore. Rescue. Protect.
Disclaimer: I was sent a copy of Octonauts and the Undersea Eruption to review by Simon and Schuster.
Octonauts and the Undersea Euption
Paperback ISBN: 978-0-85707-850-6
Published 3 January 2013