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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: bedtime story, playtime reading, read aloud book, learning to read, easy reader
Recommended Age: read together: 0 to 5; read yourself: 7 to 9
Interest Level: 0 to 7
Reading Level: 2.4
Age of Child: Started reading with a child 18 months old.
Young Reader Reaction: She 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.