Jolly Olly Octopus

Jolly Olly Octopus

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By (author) Tony Mitton, Illustrated by Guy Parker-Rees

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  • Publisher: ORCHARD BOOKS
  • Format: Paperback | 32 pages
  • Dimensions: 240mm x 291mm x 5mm | 220g
  • Publication date: 1 July 2010
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 184616687X
  • ISBN 13: 9781846166877
  • Illustrations note: illustrations (some colour)
  • Sales rank: 25,045

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When Jolly Olly Octopus gets the giggles, it isn't long before the waves of bubbly laughter have spread to all his friends and the whole sea bed is awash with sea creatures chuckling away. But, oh no! Here comes Shark! Suddenly things aren't quite so funny any more. The incredibly successful Tony Mitton and Guy Parkrer-Rees pair up again to bring you this bright and delightful rhyming romp.

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Author information

Tony Mitton is a highly-respected poet, and has written many titles for children, including the picture books illustrated by Guy Parker-Rees: Bumpus Jumpus Dinosaurumpus!, Down by the Cool of the Pool, Spookyrumpus (winner of the Sheffield Book Prize, the Dundee Book Award and the Portsmouth Book Award) and Come to Tea on Planet Zum-Zee for Orchard. Tony also won the Smarties Prize. He spends his time writing, giving poetry performances and visiting primary schools. Tony lives in Cambridge. Guy Parker-Rees's exuberant and energetic illustrations have made him a household name and one of today's bestselling children's illustrators. Notable success include Giraffes Can't Dance, a worldwide success and recently a Richard & Judy children's book choice, and, also with Tony Mitton, the highly acclaimed All Afloat on Noah's Boat. Guy lives in Brighton with his wife and three young sons.

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In the great tradition of bright and colourful children's books, the rhymes tick over with an infectious rhythm bordering on addictiveness for the listener. -- Bournemouth Daily Echo A bright, commerical title for summer with a witty counting rhyme that is perfect to read aloud. -- Bookseller To all those people who have ever enjoyed reciting rhymes with a younger child - get this book! Great fun! -- School Librarian 'Any child you read this to will fall about laughing at the octopus who gets the giggles. Catchy rhymes and repetition will get children joining in with you.' -- Waterstone's Books Quarterly