- Author Bio
He’s not the type to stand out. In fact, unless you were looking for him, you wouldn’t know he was missing at all. But you know us, the shy ones, we can always spot one another.
This delicate picture book about a quiet little octopus that keeps to himself in a school of lively fish explores the topic of shyness and friendship. Stunningly illustrated by bestselling creator of Hug Me, Simona Ciraolo, this book is sure to resonate with young children across the world, particularly those who are just starting school.
Poignant story with a meaningful message
Great book for kids starting school
Marketing: Promotion via www.flyingeyebooks.com
Social media marketing campaign
Advance ARC giveaway
Advance review copies available to independent booksellers, educators and librarians.
Extensive ARC distribution via Edelweiss and Netgalley
Featured promotion at BEA, ALA Annual, ALA MW, TLA, Winter Institute, and Children’s Institute.
Featured promotion at comics festivals throughout North America (TCAF, NYCC, SPX, CAB, MICE, CAKE, MOCCA)
Social media partnerships with like-minded brands.
National print and online advertising campaign
International email newsletter campaign
Lexile and Fountas & Pinnell leveling
Shareable Gif and microvideos
Publicity: Advance review copy mailing to national press and media.
Advance review copy mailing to trade and institutional media.
Advance review copy mailing to online influencers.
“Gorgeous, muted illustrations show an entrancing variety of sea life, and the personalities of each creature carry the story […] A feast for the eyes.”
“Ciraolo’s palette is bright and her line is supple; she makes shyness seem downright fashionable.”