The Ocean Squid Explorers Club by Alex Bell
Updated: Mar 26
🍌🍌🍌 We think this book is cool bananas!
In a distant watery corner of the Explorers Kingdom, a submarine engineer, Ursula, is determined to become an explorer. Unfortunately, she hides an extraordinary secret, which makes her the sworn enemy of the Ocean Squid Explorers' Club were they ever to find out . . . But when The Collector threatens the Club, Ursula throws caution to the wind and leads an expedition through treacherous waters, filled with gremlins, aboard the Blowfish submarine - and joined by her friends Max, Genie and Jai - and even her idol Stella!
Four Children, a submarine and a Shadow Kraken. It's not looking particularly bright, especially when danger lurks around every corner ...
This book was alright, but mermaids aren't really my cup of tea. Of course, it's not all about mermaids- Ursula, a whizz mechanic and a half mermaid, Max, a robot inventor who has a knack for being naughty, Jai, a young explorer who is arrogant and is a stickler for rules, and ,lastly Genie, who is a milliner in the making, but also a Kraken Whisperer.
I liked following their journey, but I don't think I will read it again. This would be brilliant as a class read, or for younger children, but an Eleven year old might not be as excited about it. It is one of those books where you kind of have to choose if you like it for yourself.
A big thank you to Tales On Moon Lane for supplying this proof and its picture.