Jolly Olly Octopus by Tony Mitton
  

Jolly Olly Octopus

Written by Tony Mitton
Illustrated by Guy Parker-Rees

Synopsis

Jolly Olly Octopus by Tony Mitton

When Jolly Olly Octopus gets the giggles, it isn't long before the waves of bubbly laughter have spread to all his friends and the whole sea bed is awash with sea creatures chuckling away. But, oh no! Here comes Shark! Suddenly things aren't quite so funny any more. The incredibly successful Tony Mitton and Guy Parkrer-Rees pair up again to bring you this bright and delightful rhyming romp.

Reviews

'Any child you read this to will fall about laughing at the octopus who gets the giggles. Catchy rhymes and repetition will get children joining in with you.' * Waterstone's Books Quarterly * To all those people who have ever enjoyed reciting rhymes with a younger child - get this book! Great fun! * School Librarian * A bright, commerical title for summer with a witty counting rhyme that is perfect to read aloud. * Bookseller * In the great tradition of bright and colourful children's books, the rhymes tick over with an infectious rhythm bordering on addictiveness for the listener. * Bournemouth Daily Echo * An ideal book for reading aloud and sharing with your children * Local Family Lifestyle * Any child you read this book to will fall about laughing * Waterstone's Books Quarterly * A witty counting rhyme that is perfect to read aloud * The Bookseller * Great fun! * School Librarian *'

About the Author

Tony Mitton

Tony Mitton was born in 1951 in North Africa, the son of a soldier. Until he was 9 he lived mostly in Africa, Germany and Hong Kong. He went to state boarding school in Suffolk and went on to do an English Literature degree at Cambridge University. He then trained to be an English teacher before making the switch to primary school teaching.

Tony worked as a primary school teacher between the ages of 25 to 49, but for the last 13 years of that period he taught part-time. During that period he began to spend 2 or 3 days a week working at his writing, and wrote poems and stories for school reading books and also for trade market books. He now writes full-time and visits lots of schools, libraries and events to talk about his work.

He lives in a small house in the middle of Cambridge with his wife and two children, and a cat called Tiggy, who is definitely one of the family. Tony likes Cambridge but he and his wife often wish they'd settled somewhere where there are better places for walking, like cliffs and hills with good views of the landscape.

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
32 pages

Author

Tony Mitton
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Author's Website

www.tonymitton.co.uk/

Publisher

Orchard Books an imprint of Hachette Children's Group

Publication date

1st July 2010

ISBN

9781846166877


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