Very much like that ninja picks up on London Calling/the Clash/punk vibe of the book. Nice one ninja.
|"The legendary: Valley of the Lost Balloons"|
|This little monster has come a long way...|
|To celebrate Messy & the gang getting their own 52-part series on CBeebies the 37th issue of OKIDO magazine is all about…|
|Messy blasts out of the cover of the TV issue!|
|1. Messy, Zoe & Felix watching the moon|
|2. Make a TV set & star in your very own TV show!|
|3. Cut out & make Messy goes to Okido characters!|
4. Make a flip-o-rama?
|JUNIOR HIPSTER BLOG REVIEW|
|The Eastern Himalayas issue|
|…Incredible Animal Discoveries Trumps...|
|…and Interview with a Snow Leopard|
|A Possum's Tail, Chinese edition|
|What a wonderful package!|
What an amazing job Doodle productions/SquintOpera has done - I'm feeling so proud to be part of such a beautiful project. It hasn't been easy to adapt an arts and science printed magazine for kids that's so fresh, imaginative and visually remarkable as well as scientifically robust. How do you transfer the charm, character and energy of Okido into a completely different medium to reach a far broader market? But we've done it. And not only does it look great, but it's funny, smart, clear and has a cracking soundtrack and super-sticky theme song! Plus the simple science is all there, wrapped-up in an awesome adventure story every episode.
On that point, my mother was worried that children might think there really is a Valley of the Lost Balloons - but is that such a bad thing? After all, there's Father Christmas, the Tooth Fairy and the Easter Bunny...
|Messy's Lost Balloon|
|The legendary: "Valley of the Lost Balloons…"|
|Zoe & Felix chasing the escaped balloons|
|Giggling, lighter-than-air helium gas particles|
|Heavy air particles|
|"Hello! My name's Messy & I'm a monster - but I'm not scary!"|