Meomi is Vicki Wong and Michael Murphy. Meomi enjoys sitting by the ocean, making up stories, drinking tea, and drawing strange creatures. Meomi's characters have appeared in clothing, toys, merchandise, and magazines worldwide. They have also created art and animation for clients such as CBC4Kids, Google, Monterey Bay Aquarium, Yo Gabba Gabba, and the Vancouver 2010 Olympics and Paralympics. Meomi likes sea slugs, yarn hats, and ukuleles. Visit them at www.meomi.com.
The parallels that the adult reader can make between fact and fiction, environmental damage and care, are the same subtleties that teach children about relationships and responsibility among habitats. Meomi has created a fun group of loveable characters that take the young reader on an adventure through nature and a reef habitat...I would recommend this resource for any child learning about the environment including oceans and coral reefs. - Resource Links
"The Octonauts are a group of eight unabashedly adorable (but somehow impeccably brave) animal pals who scour the high seas for adventure. Exploring giant bodies of water aren't without their risks of course... finding incredible new underwater worlds or attempting to resolve some of the most intriguing mysteries of the watery deep often send the team into conflict with others. Themes such as pride, managing one's emotions, and dealing with loneliness routinely manifest in the book collection, currently numbered at four, published by San Francisco-based Immedium." - Animation Insider Beautifully illustrated, the colors are vivid and the scenes resplendent. Every page has something to draw the eye, yet is filled to the brim with activity. It's a very attractive read. The book does a lot to educate readers about the various creatures and their ocean habitats, labeling them alongside their images. The underlying social and environmental message - primarily focused on the responsibility to care for your surroundings - is presented in a subtle yet effective way. One part mystery, one part adventure, one part gorgeous, this book will likely be a hit with ages 4-8 and beyond. - vegbooks the book engages readers through its charming visual appeal! ....[it tells] an interesting story which teaches readers a valuable lesson about caring for the environment.... Recommended. - CM magazine