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The Octonauts and the Sea of Shade (The Octonauts)

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"The crisply drafted pages bloom with fascinating detail: every tree, shadow, rock, and animal has an endearing, individual personality…the book itself is a lush visual treat." - Utne Reader

"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
Hardcover, 36 pages
Published October 1st 2007 by Immedium
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Meredith Estes
Nov 03, 2016 Meredith Estes rated it it was ok
This book was just a bit bizarre. Rather than focusing on one animal and teaching about that animal, this book reached for a larger, more obscure topic of shadows. Perhaps I just didn't get it. The illustrations were great but my kids did not follow the story and wanted to read one of the other Octonauts books we brought home.
Sarah Sammis
The Octonauts and the Sea of Shade by Meomi is the second book in the series. It's also the odd ball in the series in that it's not based on a real creature of phenomena of the sea.

In this book the Octonauts notice that the shadows have disappeared from everything. They decide to investigate and go into the sea of shade. The ruler of the sea of shade has decided he doesn't like his shadows being treated as second class citizens. The Octonauts have to negotiate with him and the shadows themselves
Sep 08, 2016 Jesse rated it really liked it
I love the illustrations in this series, but there is always way too much text to be a picture book. A fun read, but long.
Feb 01, 2009 Tara rated it liked it
Once again I'm impressed/dismayed at the language in this book and not in the way you think I mean.

"Using the cartographic bathymetry to calculate the compasserific co-ordinates contained on this superannuated substrate should yield the location!" Seriously.

The same adorableness and underwater exploits will keep me reading any further adventures, but MAN no way I could pull that off for storytime!
Feb 08, 2015 Sylvia rated it it was amazing
'..."Using the cartographic bathymetry to calculate the compasserific coordinates contained on this superannuated substrate should yield the location!"
The befuddled Octonauts stared at Professor Inkling.
"Errr...follow this old map!"..."

That was by hardest part of the book and worst tongue twister I have ever read.

A beautiful story about shadows and exploration and friendship.
Sep 16, 2014 Rachel rated it liked it
I liked this book but it just didn't have the flow of the other books and my son quickly got bored with it, as did I. The Octonauts realize that there are no shadows anywhere in the ocean, and go beseech the King of the mythical Sea of Shade to release the shadows back into the world, as they have been missed. Recommended for ages 5-8, 2-1/2 stars.
Jan 27, 2012 ♥Xeni♥ rated it it was amazing
Shelves: children
My little sister adores these Octonauts books. Understandable, because they are so adorably cute. This one as well. Recommended to any parents out there who want to give their little sunshine something super special! (Or to those adults who really adore some cute wonderfulness!)
Oct 11, 2015 Karen rated it really liked it
This is probably the most beautiful book based on a television series I have ever seen. And the story isn't bad, either.
Dec 18, 2011 Emily rated it it was amazing
The crew looked around-outside, inside, upside, and downside. Shadows everywhere were indeed missing!
Elizabeth S
Aug 17, 2012 Elizabeth S rated it really liked it
Shelves: f-picture
Another fun octonauts adventure. Not quite as clever as the first book, but still plenty of fun. And nicely detailed pictures.
Kevin Spear
Cute book. There is much more going on in the illustrations than in the story. You can almost make a different story from all the things going on in the illustrations.
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MEOMI is Vicki Wong and Michael Murphy. Vicki and Michael both write and illustrate the Octonauts books - although people tend to assume Vicki is the writer and Michael is the illustrator - this might be because of Michael's wavey hair.

Meomi enjoys spending their time making up silly stories, drinking tea, and drawing strange characters.

Meomi's artwork has been featured in numerous illustration an
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