New Release ‘Octopus Shocktopus!’

Just added this to our #TBRList sounds exciting 🙂

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Today I am wishing Peter Bently, Steven Lenton and Nosy Crow a Happy Publication Day for their new title, Octopus Shocktopus!

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In this lovely, community-minded story, a giant octopus lands on a house in a town and everyone is surprised and rather thrilled, apart from Mrs Antrobus, who’s not impressed.

The Octopus soon makes many friends and the townspeople learn to value its contributions as they embrace it as one of them. Even Mrs Antrobus is persuaded that the eight-legged creature has a place amongst them after it saves her cat. But then one day Octopus disappears and everyone feels bereft. Where has their tentacular friend gone?

This is a funny, inspiring and ultimately happy story about friendship, accepting and celebrating differences, and building a community. Peter Bently’s rhymes are superlatively smooth and bring pace and hilarity to the story, while Steven Lenton’s bright and inviting illustrations suck you in…

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#InternationalDayOfFriendship

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International Day of Friendship

Today we had the great pleasure of offering our hand/paw of friendship to some wonderful residents in a local care home. We wrote a letter or card for each of the twenty nine current residents and then delivered them masked up, via the carpark of the home. We gave the items to Clare the Activities Co-ordinator.

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Clare Activities Co-ordinator

“The International Day of Friendship was proclaimed in 2011 by the United Nations General Assembly with the idea that friendship between peoples, countries, cultures and individuals can inspire peace efforts and build bridges between communities.”

(Quote from www.un.org/en/observances/friendship-day )

Video of Friendship with Rose English

Today we also discovered, running alongside the International Day of Friendship is the event #PostcardsOfKindness so now there is a new purpose to my life. This event was set up to bring a smile upon the faces of home care residents. This works by sending mainly postcards to individuals or as a group check out their website. Happy Reading

#IndieAuthorWeekUK coming soon

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#IndieAuthorWeekUK

This is a week long celebration of Indie Authors mainly from the UK but we are very happy to #SpreadTheWord about our global Author friends too. You can join in the celebrations by visiting the main group to see what is happening daily (Over on Facebook) Indie Author Week UK or visit the Festival Page HERE.

Miss Ruby Heart & Ewe-nice.

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We will be doing a couple of different things mainly on our Facebook Page and YouTube Channel. However, we hope to set up daily posts in here for you to peruse at your leisure.

Share a #Nursery Rhyme with Ewe-nice

Crooked Man

There was a crooked man
and he walked a crooked mile.
He found a crooked sixpence,
against a crooked stile.
He bought a crooked cat,
which caught a crooked mouse.
And they all lived together
in a little crooked house.

Well we hope you enjoyed that little video. Do join us next week when we will have more rhymes to share that you may well know and can join in with. Please #SpreadTheWord.

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Obsessive About Octopuses by Owen Davey

We love the octopus and this beautiful recommended read has been added to our wish list

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Confession time:  I am obsessive about Flying Eye Books and for good reason.  The books they publish are always top notch and visually amazing.  Whenever I see one I ultimately take the time to check in out and end up engrossed.  Yet in my opinion what they do better than most it create fabulous non-fiction.  At the heart of this achievement in Owen Davey with his cracking series.

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Dedicating a book to a single animal and the various species provides the reader with a detailed, fascinating experience.  Crazy information that explains the two suborders of octopus and explains how one of the most visually striking sea creatures uses it’s body to survive is presented on every page.  I mean they have beaks!  Who knew?

Other pages look at how the Octopus is represented in mythology, conservation, the more odd members of the family and my favourite ‘self-defence’.

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Owen Davey presents…

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