Jolly Ollie and his Australian Adventure


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With flying hat and goggles firmly in place, Jolly Ollie Octopus climbs onto the back of a turtle and sets sail for Australia. A special flower reveals the magic that is only found in things that don’t last forever.

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The enchanting tale of friendship and adventure is interwoven with facts and philosophy. The story provides the perfect starting point for talking to children about their dreams for the future, and the moments, people and places that cannot be revisited.

Five things you should know about the book…


it’s a story – a whimsical, charming, imagination-boosting story

there are bonus pages of fun plant and flower facts

the rhythm and rhyme are spot on so it’s great for reading aloud

it’s inspired by the Japanese phrase ‘mono no aware’, expressing the idea that things can be more beautiful because they are temporary

it’s written for children and adults – everyone finds something to laugh at and love

The book will get you thinking about… 


the magic of a single moment

the unique beauty defined by transience 

the true meaning of friendship and sharing

how even in the darkest times there is always space for hope

the best things in life really are free

Jolly Ollie cover

Jolly Ollie Octopus

Do you know the story of Jolly Ollie Octopus? He came from the bottom of the deep blue sea to explore the big wide world. You can buy the book by clicking here.