By: Nova Weetman
Illustrated by: Chris Kennett
Genre: Y - Children's, Teenage & educational
Published by: Hardie Grant Egmont
Published: 1 Mar 2019
ISBN: 9781760504007


With the help of a magical book, Noah Wriggle and his best friend Blue like to design weird and wonderful animal mash-up creations – and then bring them to life! But sometimes their mash-imals love being alive just a little TOO much …

In The Outstanding Octokey, a marmoset monkey is mashed up with an inky octopus, creating a swinging sucker!

When Ocky escapes into the canteen, can Noah and Blue find him before he inks the entire school?


Noah loves inventing. And with the help of a mysterious book called “Zooniverse”, that once belonged to his inventor grandfather, Noah can create some awesome things...

In this adventure, friends Noah and Blue set out to create The Outstanding Octokey - a mix of marmoset monkey and an octopus.
When the boys decide to take their new friend Ockie to school, what could possibly go wrong?

This really is a great new series about inventing, friendship and imagination, but it isn’t all just fun. There are numerous facts about each of the different animals scattered throughout the story, and readers are sure to learn a thing or two about each of them!

This is an action-packed zany adventure that is ideally suited to younger readers 8+, particularly boys.

Reviewed by Sam