The Octonauts & the Frown FishBook - 2013 | First hardcover edition.
"As promised, here's a post about kids' books, and specifically Meomi's fabulous The Octonauts series...The books in question are The Only Lonely Monster , The Sea of Shade , and the new release, The Frown Fish . All hold the attention of the grownups, the teenager, and the school-age tike in the house. Seriously, everyone should run out and get these." - BoingBoing
"Too many children's books talk down to kids, thinking that talking on their level equates to dropping IQ points. It's refreshing to read The Octonauts and the Frown Fish , a smart and entertaining kids book...it's fun and teaches a lesson to look past the exterior and appreciate what's inside. Comic book readers looking to get their kids into graphic storytelling early will want to seek out this one. Nice bed time story reading, this one is." - Ain't It Cool News
This is the original book series that launched the animated TV show, which is now popular worldwide and broadcast on the Disney Channel in the USA. Discover the creative and fun stories where it all began!
In this third Octonauts storybook, the crew meets a fish with a giant frown on his face. He looks so glum that he's causing everyone around him to feel down also. Our heroes need to find a way to cheer him up! The Octonauts try music-making, field trips, miniature golf, and even a baking marathon, but can they make their new friend smile?
"Blame it on the Olympics. With Beijing behind us, thoughts turn to Vancouver, then Meomi, the team that designed the 2010 mascots. Next thing you know, we remember there is a new Octonauts book coming out in October. Why write about clown fish when there's a frown fish that needs cheering up? In The Octonauts and the Frown Fish by Meomi, the underwater crew use activities such as a baking marathon to entice their new friend to smile. Another affordable piece for the adult collector of cute."-- Art MoCo
"This is the third edition in the Octonauts series and yet again the colors are right on point. The cast of colorful characters are on another deep blue adventure, this time to help out the frown fish have a little fun. Each page is a treat for any color lover as the book is full of color cuteness of soft yet vibrant palettes, and the wonderful compositions and styling we've come to expect from the Meomi team's illustrations." - Colour Lovers
"The Octonauts are a crew of eight adorable undersea explorers. I fell in love with all of them, and I don't think I could pick a favorite animal. In The Octonauts and the Frown Fish, the crew finds a fish that frowns all the time. They don't know why the fish frowns because they don't speak 'Frownese.' The Octonauts are determined to cheer the fish up. This book elicited the 'aww, that's cute' reaction many times. The artwork is so adorable, and the story is simple but sweet. I hope the Frown Fish becomes a recurring character. I don't know if I'd describe this as a children's book because adults can enjoy it as well. The artwork alone is worth the price of the book. I would recommend it for anyone with kids or anyone who is a kid at heart." - Supah Cute
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Dashi Sounds the Octo-Alert because there is a frowning fish making all of the other sea creatures unhappy too. Each Octonaut tries a favorite activity with the frown fish to try to cheer it up but nothing seems to bring a smile. Finally they discover that it wasn't frowning all along, it is just an upside down catfish, one of several types of fish that swims upside down because its easier to find its food.
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