In all the hustle and bustle at this time of year, it’s all too easy to forget about the true meaning of Christmas – which is, BUYING LOADS AND LOADS OF BOOKS, preferably MINE.
So, should you be thinking of picking up a copy of Oliver and the Seawigs for your nearest and dearest, Sarah McIntyre has produced a range of exclusive Sea Monkey gift-tags, which you can download in PDF form HERE. They’re in black and white, but feel free to colour them in if you think they need it. (And feel free to attach them to presents which DON’T contain a copy of Oliver and the Seawigs if you want – the Sea Monkeys don’t care).
Also, if you’re handy with knitting needles or a crochet hook, you could create your own stuffed Sea Monkey toy to go along with the book. This one was knitted by Holly Skeet, who was my utterly brilliant copy editor on the Mortal Engines series, and also writes her own very successful books under the name Holly Webb. (The Sea Monkey is on the left.)