OCTOBER 2017 RELEASE – PRE-ORDERS: WOODSLANE
Ori is so happy to be sharing Christmas with all his friends. But what happens when his friends all want to do something different on this special day?
Children can participate in the story with actions and book comes with craft to keep little hands busy!
ORI THE OCTOPUS
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Ori the Octopus likes to help his friends, he does have eight legs after all! But what happens when his helpful ways get him all tangled up?
A delightful book where children can participate in the story, using simple and fun actions.
Reviews for ORI’S CHRISTMAS
“Anne has written and illustrated a gorgeous new book in the Ori the Octopus series. This time they are celebrating the spirit of Christmas together. Her book simplifies the messages and rituals of Christmas with bright and fun illustrations. She has an important message about how we give of ourselves to make this day special for everyone. it is a highly interactive book that both the children and the reader will love as it provides many opportunities to connect and discuss the meaning of Christmas. I highly recommend it for anyone who celebrates and wishes to teach children about Christmas.”
Lucy Hennessy. Illustrator and Mother.
“Anne Donnelly has created a fantastic follow up to Ori the Octopus with Ori’s Christmas with the bold images that Ori fans have fallen in love with. This energetic tale is sure to get kids moving and singing in a classroom or at home and with the added activities it’s ideal for preschools and libraries.”
Cassandra Webb. Author and Mother.
Reviews for ORI THE OCTOPUS
“Ori the Octopus is the bright, engaging tale of Ori, his eight legs, and his desire to help his friends…The story is a celebration of teamwork, of friends rallying around each other, and that is something every young reader needs to learn about. The book also includes some helpful notes to teachers and parents about the characters and tips on how to talk about the character’ feelings with their children. In addition there are cut-out characters that look like a whole lot of fun for readers who want to get creative.“
Verushka Byrow. Children’s Book Council of Australia.
“Ori the Octopus is [a] fun picture book written for preschool aged children. The text is simple and the illustrations are bright and bold with cartoon-like characters. The first page invites children to join in the actions of Ori and his friends during the story, and sets the tone for a playful reading experience….This [book] offers themes of friendship, kindness and teamwork.”
Kylie Buckley, Buzzwords book reviews
“A wonderful educational storybook resource about friendship and showing you care. This book appeals to any ages from 2 – 5 years old. With fun interactive games to share with your children. Just delightful. Looking forward to seeing more from this talented Australian Author Illustrator.”
Chay Scott. Author, Illustrator, Teacher and Mother.
“My toddler loved the book! The pictures are bright, colourful and interesting. The story itself has a lovely message about friendship and is very engaging due to repetitive language that almost becomes a song. She became very familiar with the Octopus and kept pointing him out. The cut out pictures at the back was a great way to spend the afternoon and keep her entertained. Highly recommended as a gift or for your ow children, the book will be read over and over with some great characters to get to know and love!“
Kelly Ainsley. Adelaide Mums Bible