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Summary: While mother otter is going about her daily routine of caring for him, Little Otter wants to show his mother all of the "big otter" things he can do. The story is fun and offers kids a way to see in themselves the desire to show their independent side.
Type of Reading: any time
Recommended Age: 6 months and up
Age of Child: Started reading with a child 18 months old.
Young Reader Reaction: S/he enjoyed reading this book and identified with the baby.
Adult Reader Reaction: It was a good book to show that other babies have other mommies (up to now, I was everyone’s mommy).
Pros: A cute story that offers long-term value as kids begin exploring feelings and a desire for independence.
Educational Themes: Toddlers, in particular, will see themselves in Little Otter. They want people to understand they're "big" too.
Notes: Appears to be out of print.
Literary Categories: Fiction - animal stories, picture book
Date(s) Reviewed: August 2003
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