The Ds (Dick and Dorothea) meet the Swallows and Amazons during the winter beside the lake and they all become great friends: joining together in ice skating, learning semaphore signals, refashioning an igloo, and building an ice sled. But a misunderstanding could lead to disaster as Dick and Dorothea head off across the frozen lake to a spot they have named the "North Pole." And, Nancy, the Amazon leader, is stuck at home with mumps.
Friendship and resourcefulness, dangers and rescues: Arthur Ransome's Swallows and Amazons series has stood the test of time. More than just great stories, each one celebrates independence and initiative with a colorful, large cast of characters. Winter Holiday (originally published in 1933) is the fourth title in the Swallows and Amazons series, books for children or grownups, anyone captivated by a world of adventure, exploration, and imagination.
The Octonauts are a crew of adorable animals who explore the oceans in search of adventure and fun! From their undersea base called "the Octopod," the Octonauts explore a vibrant world full of thrills, chills, and gills. The crew of eight talented critters, which include a brave polar bear, daredevil kitten, helpful penguin, and scientific sea otter, is always ready to embark on a new exciting voyage.
In this debut story, the Octopod bumps into a huge creature from the deep! However, the Octonauts discovers it is a case of mistaken identity. Certainly the crew can help it find others of its kind, but there is a hook... they must explore the seven seas to do so! Along the way, see exotic locales and fantastic animals and learn the special value of friendship and individuality.
Combining the instant appeal of Hello Kitty with the intrepid spirit from Star Trek, the Octonauts will entertain and delight children, while adults will appreciate the stylish design and subversive humor. Lushly layered and brightly colored illustrations create a teeming undersea universe that will dazzle readers’ eyes, inspire their imaginations, and tickle their funny bones.
Called “charming and beautifully-designed” by comics scholar Scott McCloud, Meomi’s winsome cast of characters have attracted an international audience, from kids, parents, and teachers to digital artists and fashion designers. What is their next mission? Stay tuned for the next Octonauts adventure book to find out! Immedium’s original four stories inspired the popular animated television series that is broadcast on Disney Junior and Netflix and in more than 100 countries around the globe.
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“Best Buy - The Octonauts has gained an international cult following for its beautifully rendered and vibrant illustrations (and refreshingly sassy characters)."
- Vancouver Magazine
"Meomi's character design is terrific. But their books, especially their first book, are more than that...I love it, and more importantly, my son loves it and asks for it at bedtime.” - Super Punch
"The Octonauts: And the Only Lonely Monster has become a new favorite here. The story follows the path of the adorable, underwater Octonauts who come under attack from a sad, lonely monster and later help the creature find others like it under the sea. A smarter person would say there's a perfect allegory buried beneath the pages -- something about how bullies have fears like everyone else and how wonderful it is to be unique. But I always find myself just getting lost in the illustrations by team Meomi....It's great to find a book that appeals to both kids and adults -- even if the appeal is for different reasons....In other words, these are the best. children's book. animals. ever. I can't get enough of them...I can read this book for hours -- and have.” - SFGate.com
"Now I can see why the TV show is so popular. The illustrations are absolutely delightful...Readers who like picture book adventures that are full of quirky characters and colorful artwork will greatly enjoy this entertaining picture book. With its hope-filled message about the power of friendship, this is a title that has universal appeal. ” - Through the Looking Glass
"Best Buy - The Octonauts has gained an international cult following for its beautifully rendered and vibrant illustrations (and refreshingly sassy characters)." - Vancouver Magazine