I Am Not An Octopus

By Eoin McLaughlin

Illustrated by Marc Boutavant

A brilliantly funny story of facing your fears from the picture book team behind The Case of the Missing Cake.

Terry is not an octopus. He's just a regular guy with a few extra arms. Yes, he loves tuna and yes, he'd love to visit Super Octopus Fantasea Adventure World. But octopuses live in the sea. And Terry is afraid of water. Maybe he should learn to swim? A very silly story about being brave, facing your fears and accepting who you really are.

Categories: Picture Books

For readers aged: 3+

  • Publication details:
  • Format: Hardback
  • ISBN: 9781406369113
  • Published: 03 Feb 2022
  • Price: £12.99
  • Size: 288 x 248 mm
  • Pages: 32

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Customer reviews


'The well-thought-out and bright illustrations captivate young readers and help them learn new words.' Books Up North

'I love this book, which is written, and illustrated, with fantastic humour. [...] This is a great book on so many levels – fun and funny, and helpful in allowing us to reflect on facing our fears.' Juno

'Featured in the Bookseller's February 2023 Previews.' The Bookseller

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