Tuesday, 20 September 2016

Cache-cache caïman

et voilà! The Crocodolly has been released in France as Cache-cache caïman, translated by Laura Derajinski and published in hardback by Éditions Père Fouettard. Here's a link to their site. Also a link to Amazon.fr, where the book is now available.

Éditions Père Fouettard


Ogle Elementary

Excellent work here from Ms. Elliott’s kindergarten class, when they had fun reading about The Octopuppy at Ogle Elementary Library in McKinney, Texas.

Check out their page for lots of amazing octopus vids and other fun stuff.

Tuesday, 31 May 2016

Crocodile in a fish pond

A reminder to remind you, if you needed reminding, that The Crocodolly is available worldwide with free shipping from Fishpond.com

The service Fishpond offer is excellent, with speedy delivery.

Sunday, 27 March 2016

Le Prix des Incorruptibles

I'm thrilled to pass on the exciting news that the French edition of The Octopuppy, published by Editions Père Fouettard as Entre Chien et Poulpe, has been short-listed for the French literary prize Les Incorruptibles.  It's a competition that runs every school year, in which children vote for their favourite picture book from a short-list of five. The Octopuppy has made the short-list for 2016-17 and the winner will be announced in June 2017.  It's one of the most famous awards in France for children’s literature, so this is lovely news.

Entre Chien et Poulpe @ Amazon.fr

Easter egg

An eggy bit from The Crocodolly.  Happy Easter!

Saturday, 13 February 2016

Octopuppy on stage

Here are some photos of a theatrical production of The Octopuppy which looks like fun, staged at the Jornada literary event in Campinas, São Paulo, Brazil. The event took place last year, but I've only just found out about it (all the latest hot news here, folks). I particularly like the design of Jarvis the Octopuppy, made from a novelty hat with tinsel tentacles.

The Octopuppy is published in Brazil by Editora Saber e Ler.

Friday, 1 January 2016

Happy New Year

Last chance today to enter the Goodreads giveaway for a chance to win a copy of The Crocodolly.

Enter the giveaway right HERE