The Octonauts

Captain Barnacles Bear playing accordionI recently came across a children’s book called The Octonauts and the Sea of Shade, by Meomi. I was delighted to find out that the main character, Captain Barnacles Bear, plays the accordion!

Check it out to see how the Captain and the Octonauts save the Sea of Shade. (I’ll give you a hint: the Captain’s accordion is involved!) This is a great book for kids. And definitely a great last-minute holiday gift for your favorite accordion-loving kid-at-heart, too!


  1. Have you seen The Angel and the Child, by Dominique Falda? It’s a lovely picture book about an angel that comes down to earth, and plays the concertina!

    “Angels are eternal. And eternity is a very long time – much longer than a little tune played on a concertina.”

    “I have time to learn music. With a lesson every hundred years or so, I can be musical in no time. The little bird can accompany me, and have a laugh now and then, because it will take me forever to learn to play the concertina.”

    Good book, sweet pictures, and a squeezebox.

  2. Thanks Bruce! I hadn’t seen that one. With a baby on the way, we’re stocking up on picture books that feature accordions.

  3. Hello Octonauts,

    I’m Natallia.I from Germany.I like Music and play the Accordion.

    You play the Accordion very well.How long have you played Accordion? What kind of Music do you like to play? What is your favorite Music? Is it classical or modern, is it jazz or country music? How often do you play Accordion? Have you many fans?

    What colour is your Accordion? Is it a German Accordion?

    My favorite Music is classical Music. I also like modern Music. I have a Germany Accordion “Weltmeister”.He is red. I have been playing Accordion for 35 years.

    I look forward to hearing from you very soon. Thank you. Bye.