If I had an octopus


The latest instalment in the bestselling If I had… series imagines life with an octopus as a pet.

This book is not yet published, but will be available from April 2021.

ISBN: 9780500652251 Category:

Gabby Dawnay, Alex Barrow


I really want a clever pet, a pet with many charms.
The sort of pet with talents, and a large amount of arms

Have you ever thought about what the best aquatic pet would be? It’s an octopus, of course! Playing different ball games simultaneously and staying camouflaged when it’s bedtime is eight times the fun – just watch out for the ink… With vibrant illustrations and playful rhymes, If I Had an Octopus is a charming and imaginative tale about bedtime story that follows a little girl’s flight of fancy as she imagines the advantages and disadvantages of having an octopus for a pet.

Additional information

Weight 300 g
Dimensions 23.8 x 26 cm
Publisher name Thames and Hudson Ltd
Publication date 1 April 2021
Number of pages 32
Format Hardback
Dimensions 23.8 x 26 cm
Weight 300 g
Gabby Dawnay is a writer and poet. She is a regular contributor to OKIDO magazine and a script-writer for children's television. Alex Barrow is a London-based illustrator. He is the art director for and a regular contributor to OKIDO magazine.