Ollie the Octopus and Freddie Fish are friends in the undersea world created in words, pictures, and song by multitalented Betty L. Duncan.
Ollie is a friendly, gentle octopus, and Freddie is a friendly fish. One day, while Ollie is sleeping, Freddie swims away and Ollie awakes to find her friend gone. She sets out to find him and, along the way, encounters Sammy Starfish, Mr. Crab, Swordfish, and Mr. Elmer Eel. None of these underwater inhabitants have seen Freddie. Where is Freddie? Is he lost forever? Well, almost. Just in the nick of time, Ollie discovers Freddie about to swallow . . . a fishhook! Freddie learns, as all children must, that what looks tempting is not always safe—or even edible. And Ollie and Freddie swim along together in the depths of the deep blue sea. If you listen closely, you might hear them singing Ollie’s song.
Ollie the Octopus she lives beneath the sea
Ollie and Freddie Fish are happy as can be
With eight long arms she swims all day, she likes it down below
Ollie the Octopus, her name starts with an O!