London, Jonathan Otters Love to Play Candlewick Press, 2016. $16.99 PICTURE BOOK/NON-FICTION
This book features factual
information about otters, told in semi-story format as the pups are born in the
spring. Readers learn about the development and the training of the otters pups
by their mother. Threaded throughout is their love of playing. Illustrations
are easy to share and cover large two page spreads.
This is a picture book
about animals that has enough information for a pretty decent animal report and
would still be short enough for a read-aloud. There is even a page in the back
about conservation. The illustrations of the otters are cute. But honestly I would rather just have an informational books with
EL(K-3) – OPTIONAL Reviewer:
Stephanie Elementary School Librarian & Author.