Inked

Karen Wasson, Jake A Minton

Sid is an introverted 12-year-old who wants to blend in. Otto is an opera-singing octopus who wants to stand out! So when Otto mistakenly ends up in Sid’s struggling family fish shop in the small town of Rone (instead of Rome), Sid’s already complicated life is turned completely upside down.

Sid gets enough attention from the bullies at school without a pesky, know-it-all octopus stowing away in his bag. But when a TV talent show comes to town – where first prize is enough money to get Otto to Rome and Sid enrolled in the art school of his dreams – this unlikely duo decide that teaming up will give them the best chance of winning. But can a shy, small-town kid and a pompous, attention-seeking octopus put aside their differences long enough? Or will it all end in a full-blown televised disaster?

A laugh-out-loud funny, enemies-to-besties MG graphic novel about a pompous talking octopus and the 12-year-old kid who just wants him to go away.

- Hardie Grant Children's Publishing

Release
Apr-2025
ISBN
9781761212475
RRP (AUD)
$19.99
Pages
208
Format
Paperback
Category
Middle-Grade

Hardie Grant Children's Publishing

Hardie Grant Children’s Publishing is the children’s division of the largest independent publisher in Australia, and the home of innovative, inclusive and entertaining books from babies to teenagers.