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The Octonauts and the Frown Fish

Written and Illustrated by Meomi

"The Octonauts are a team of eight adorable creatures who hang out in a bright, colorful, octopus-shaped city under the sea... 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."
- The 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. children's book. animals. ever. I can't get enough of them & I can read this book for hours -- and have."
- The Poop, SF Gate, San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco, California - October 15, 2008 - Immedium proudly announces the publication of The Octonauts & the Frown Fish, written and illustrated by the popular design team Meomi. From their undersea "Octopod" base, the Octonauts are a team of eight adorable undersea explorers (including a brainy octopus, a big-hearted penguin and a daredevil kitten) who are always ready for new and exciting voyages.

In their third storybook adventure, the Octonauts meet a frowning fish whose sad expression is making everyone around him glum. Our heroes' challenge is to cheer him up by sharing their favorite and fun pastimes. We bet you didn't know that Sauci Dog was a shutterbug, Dr. Shellington liked miniature golf, and Peso Penguin loved to play music. But can the playful crew make their new friend smile?

Meomi's lushly detailed and colorful illustrations will dazzle readers' imaginations and tickle their funny bones. Vancouver Magazine named their first book The Octonauts & the Only Lonely Monster a "Best Buy: The Octonauts has gained an international cult following for its beautifully rendered and vibrant illustrations (and refreshingly sassy characters)." Their sequel The Octonauts & the Sea of Shade was described as "a feast for the eyes" by CM Magazine.

The winsome and intrepid Octonauts have attracted a worldwide audience, from children and their parents to teachers and designers. Visit the Octonauts website for more information!
$15.95, hardcover, Children's Picture Book, ISBN: 978-1-59702-014-5, 11 x 8, 36 pages

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About the Author

Meomi is Vicki Wong (Vancouver) and Michael Murphy (Los Angeles), a team dedicated to creating compelling visual characters and stories that delight, entice, and inspire. Meomi characters have appeared in clothing, toys, merchandise, and magazines worldwide. They are the designers of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic mascots and have also created art for clients such as Electronic Arts, Google, Time Out Magazine, CBC4Kids, Zune, and Girls, Inc. Meomi likes tea and accordions. Visit them at www.meomi.com.

About Immedium

Immedium, Inc. inspires a world of imagination, and creates entertaining books that have multi-dimensional appeal. Based in San Francisco, CA, Immedium sits on the Pacific Rim, a vibrant intersection for crossover cultural trends from Asia and America. Embracing an increasingly diverse and "multimedia" world, Immedium publishes titles ranging from eye-catching children's books and contemporary non-fiction to commentaries on art and popular culture. Visit us at www.immedium.com.