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books to educate, engage and enchant

A series of whimsical tales that introduce children to the world and its infinite possibilities. With facts and philosophy woven seamlessly into the storylines, these are perfect for a little escapism and sparking the imagination.

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NOW AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER – check out our fun prizes below!

Jolly Ollie has left his cosy home in Scotland and travelled all the way to Australia. Join him and his new companion Jordan as they tour the country in a charming story that is even more bright and brilliant than the first.

There are more rainbows, more moments of magic, and more of Ollie’s gentle lessons of kindness and friendship.

Our Ollie-inspired pre-order prizes

Everyone who pre-orders ‘Jolly Ollie and his Australian Adventure’ before 19th March 2021 will be put into a draw to win one of these fun prizes – if you win, we’ll send it out along with your book(s). All of the gorgeous goodies have been made in the UK by small, eco-minded businesses – and some of these gifts are even special one-offs created with lovers of all things Jolly Ollie in mind.

A special eco-friendly Ollie-inspired crab line with rainbow bait by ‘Made in Golant’, for finding (and returning!) Ollie’s friends

Be part of the Great British Grow Off! You’ll receive everything you need to take part in a nationwide sunflower competition.

The finest hat in all the land – with two bouncing rainbow bobbles. Specially made for us by Cornish-based Charlotte from Yarn Olive.

Something quite special today: Isla is just 11 years old, and she’s made us these beautiful glass bookmarks filled with pressed flowers.

Find out the fifth prize on Friday 5th March…

Find out the sixth prize on Saturday 6th March…

It’s Sunday 7th March for the final prize unveiling!

For your chance to win one of these prizes, pre-order the book today! 


Born in the midst of a global pandemic, Ollie is a gentle reminder that kindness and friendship can be found in the darkest times.

The book is a funny, beautifully illustrated ‘read aloud’ tale for sharing. Just how does an octopus turn into all the colours of the rainbow? 

Our happy readers

“Great book for reading aloud to kids, heartwarming, informative story yet with enough silliness to keep them amused. Big bright pages to share while snuggled up together. What’s not to like?”

“Ollie brought the perfect blend of joy, education and enchantment to our bedtime reading. The book is filled with hidden treasures and we can’t get enough of the rhyming sea creature facts.”

“What a joy this book is! Brightly coloured, inclusive illustrations beautifully drawn accompany a text rich in fun, poetry, and educational content. Two copies to the homes of various nieces and nephews aged from 2 to adulthood have made it obvious that this is a book to treasure for a long time, from bedtime story to first reader and onwards. And who knew that curious fact about starfish? Shhhhhh…”

“Absolutely loved this book. Something magical about it for young and old. Everyone needs a Jolly-Ollie Octopus in their life. He can lighten up the dullest moment and definitely adds a splash of colour to the world. Have already bought my second copy.”

“With thought-provoking ideas and lovely illustrations ‘Jolly Ollie Octopus’ may well become a future children’s classic.”

“This is a great book. My son loves all the interesting facts and wants to head, flying by seagull airlines of course, to the highlands to meet sweet Ellie Mae.”

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