This is what "all ages" entertainment should always be: full of lessons and laughs for the kids, with more than enough of the same for adults.
Andy Oliver, Broken Frontier
Taking that great comic strip tradition of the loveable loser and then amplifying it to the point of distortion, Lucy the Octopus is, in turns, blackly humorous and actually really rather poignant. An absolute must-read.
Kids will learn lessons from this book and will learn them in ways that will make the lesson stick. There is nothing like humour to convince us of the wrongness of our misdeeds, and Lucy the Octopus has it in spades.