Rocco, Blobbo, Coco, Oddo and Beepo are all smiling and Rocco is waving.

The Ogglebogs Short Story & Audiobook Series: Episode 1 - Rocco And The Ogglebogs

Meet Rocco and friends for the very first time. Find out where they meet, what they like to eat and, most importantly, what colour of bath custard Blobbo likes.

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Rocco And The Ogglebogs​

Far, far away, in deepest, darkest, outer space is a very strange planet called Ogg.

In space there are stars swirls, as well as a slimy green planet in the middle.

In the middle of the planet is a stinky, smelly, bog called the Ogg Bog. Near the bog grows Blobweed, which is a horrible plant that smells of old dogs and last week’s boiled eggs. 

And there are lots of funny little houses all around. And in those little houses live the Ogglebogs.

A purple river runs between multiple little colourful houses and yellow mushrooms. In the distance is 3 blue mountain.

Now, you might well ask what in blazing bananas are Ogglebogs? Well, they are the friendliest little aliens you could ever find.

Some are big, some small, some thin and some tall, some round and some fluffy.

One of the Ogglebogs is called Rocco, who has green skin and lovely orange hair, usually has a great big smile and is the most helpful of all Ogglebogs. But is sometimes a bit…..forgetful.

Rocco has green skin with a white circle in the middle of his tummy. They have a light pink wide smile and orange hair round the edges of their head, like a cloud.

Rocco wakes up every morning then has a lovely warm bath of purple custard. Oh yes, yes all Ogglebogs have a bath in custard every single day and they all choose different colours. Some like a bath of warm custard and some like it cold.

Then off goes Rocco to join a whole bunch of bestest friends for breakfast at the Oggle Café. Now, the Oggle Café is at the end of the clouds with a great view of the Oggle Bubble Mountain. This is a mountain made of guess what? Yes, bubbles! And sometimes, when the wind blows, some bubbles pop and some even float away!

The Ogglecafe is a pink teapot shape with a purple path leading to the front door. The cafe is surrounded by a light blue bubble mountain.

I’d better tell you about Rocco’s friends. 

Blobbo is Rocco’s very bestest friend and is shaped just like a big, wobbly blue ball, with an open mouth in the middle ready to eat anything tasty that might just come along. Blobbo is usually quite tired and yawns a lot.

Then there’s Coco who is a tiny little ball of yellow fur with eight legs and has three eyes and two little noses.

And Oddo who is shaped a bit like a bright pink snail, with two little arms either side and slides along very, very slowly.

Beepo is orange and square, with a high voice, a bit like a robot.  And out of the top of Beepo’s head is an aerial and is often seen flying around with a whizzing sound.

Finally, there’s Twinko who is pink and fluffy with very long legs. So long that Twinko often trips over things.

The Ogglebogs are sat arund a round lime table with purple and green cakes in front of them. There's an oval window behind them showing tht dark space sky and the light blue bubble mountain.

Blobbo, Coco, Oddo, Beepo and Twinko, are all waiting at the Café for their friend Rocco so they can start to eat their very favourite breakfast of Ogglecakes.

A purple cake has a green icing on with a pink ball on top.

Now, Ogglecakes are very tasty and they are made from opples, plims and dotes. Yes, I did say opples, plims and dotes. They are Ogg fruits, a bit like our apples, plums and dates. But opples are square and bright blue, plims are shaped like a triangle and dotes are green with pink stripes.

Rocco has his hand above his head and is sitting at the table next to blobbo. Blobbo is large, round and blue. Blobbo looks sad.

One day, as they were all finishing up their Ogglecakes, Blobbo said, “Do you still have your bath in purple custard, Rocco?”

“Oh yes, makes my skin all soft and my hair stand up just right,” replied Rocco with a great big smile. 

“Well, I need your help,” said Blobbo.

Blobbo looked sad and then said, “You see, I was in my bath this morning and suddenly felt very hungry and all of a sudden my bath custard had gone.”

Blobbo is peering over the side of a grey bathtub, his fingers holding onto the ede of the bath. His lips are covered in purple custard and he has a few purple splashes over his head.

“Blazing bananas! Gone where?” asked Twinko.

“In my tummy,” replied Blobbo, “I accidentally did one of my great big yawns and the next thing I knew I was sitting in an empty bath.”

“Oh dear, so you swallowed up all your bath custard?” asked Oddo.

“Every bit. And now there’s none left for tomorrow,” wailed Blobbo.

“Oh dear,” said Rocco, “looks like we need to take a trip to the Custard Lake today, Blobbo! I hope we are in luck because some days the custard in the lake all turns green. You don’t want a bath in green custard, do you?” 

Rocco is leaning over a large bucket of green custard, sticking his tongue out.

“Oh, no, it has to be purple custard for me, and the colder the better,” answered Blobbo.

“Then, after our Ogglecakes, we can both set off for the Custard Lake. Make sure you bring a big bucket,” said Rocco.

“Big bucket? I haven’t got a big bucket,” cried Blobbo.

Rocco and Blobbo are sitting at the table with one Ogglecake in front of them. They both have thought bubbles showing that they are thinking about a big bucket with purple liquid in it.

“I see. Well, that means we will have to go through the Mushmallow Forest to the Bucket Cave to get one,” said Rocco. 

“Do you think there might be Riplats in the Mushmallow Forest?” asked Blobbo, “Riplats can be a bit naughty sometimes, can’t they?”

Rocco is sat on top of a green planet, the other Ogglebogs are sticking out from behind all around it.

The End


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Benefits of reading The Ogglebogs - Rocco And The Ogglebogs

This short story covers the themes of friendship and kindness. Rocco And The Ogglebogs is written and narrated in the third person. We recommend children with a reading age of 3+.

Who are the main characters in The Ogglebogs - Rocco And The Ogglebogs

The main character in The Ogglebogs series is a friendly alien called Rocco. This is a fantasy story series set on Planet Ogg.