Otters under Water

by Jim Arnosky

Hardcover, 1992



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Putnam Juvenile (1992), 1 pages


Shows two young otters frolicking and feeding in a pond.

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LibraryThing member tamilarson
A fun description of two young otters playing in the river. Tells about their habitat, food and habits.
LibraryThing member AbigailAdams26
With simple text - no more than a phrase or sentence per page - and luminous illustrations, author/artist Jim Arnosky describes the underwater adventures of two otter cubs, as they cavort in their pond home. Mama otter is always watching from the shore, and when the two are finished exploring, they
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Having enjoyed two of Arnosky's other works of picture-book natural history - Raccoons and Ripe Corn and Slow Down for Manatees - I immediately snapped up Otters Under Water when I saw it at my public library last week. Otters are charming - hence, my "otterly charming" shelf! - and Arnosky captures their joie de vivre in his lovely artwork. The text here is very basic, and there is no back matter giving more information about these animals, so this is one I would recommend for very young animal lovers, who will enjoy a naturalistic story about otters, but are not yet ready for something more detailed. I also recommend it, of course, to fans of Arnosky's artwork. In either case, readers should be aware that the otters depicted here are river/pond otters, rather than sea otters.
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