Friday, March 9, 2018

Oliver's Otter Phase - Children's Book Review and Giveaway

Book Overview:

What child hasn’t wondered what it would be like to be an animal, able to hop, fly, or slither with ease? After a trip to an aquarium, Oliver decides he wants to be a sea otter. Oliver tries to copy sea otter behavior at meals, while playing, during a trip to the store, and at bath time. However, during the course of the day, Oliver discovers that he just doesn’t have the same adaptations. Being an otter isn’t easy for a human. What’s an otter—we mean, a boy—to do?

My Review:

A Spring 2018 release from Arbordale Publishing, Oliver's Otter Phase tells of a boy named Oliver who decides he wants to be a sea otter after seeing them in an aquarium.  Oliver tries his best to mimic otter behavior but finds he doesn't quite have what it takes.

Throughout the story, kids see what otters eat and do when Oliver tries to act like them.  There's also Polaroid picture illustrations that show otters carrying out and performing in their natural ways.  I have to say that Oliver's Otter Phase is at the top of my list of favorite children's books.  It tells about otters in an engaging way, and Oliver is a kooky, yet adorable, boy.  The illustrations are also appealing.

The "For Creative Minds" section after the story has several facts on marine mammals, explains the differences and similarities between humans and otters, explains the differences and similarities between sea otters and river otters, and has a learning experiment on the way that Oliver uses tools as compared to sea otters.

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49 comments:

Peggy said...

I would like to be a dog my sister gets. They are REALLY pampered.

marjorie takala said...

Looks like a fun book for the young reader. Thanks.

Patricia Green said...

I think I'd like to be a spoiled house cat!

Christa Bengtsson said...

I would want to be a cat. They are my favorite animal :)

Beth said...

Probably a cat in my home because they live so well!

Antoinette M said...

A cat!

Darlene said...

I would love to be a horse.

bison61 said...

I would like to be an elephant

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lisa said...

Thanks so much for reviewing our book! I had so much fun writing it and thinking like a child again.

Ken Ohl said...

love to be a bird I would love to fly

Lauryn Rescoe said...

It would definitely be awesome to be a spoiled house cat! :)

Gina Ferrell said...

I would love to be a Parrot.

Kristen said...

I'd like to be an orangutan.

SueZH said...

I would like to be an eagle. They are majestic. Plus I would love to be able to fly.

cp said...

a dolphin because they are so smart.

Anne Higgins said...

like many others stated, an American Eagle, dog (maybe a service animal or one trained to sniff out bad things), or a dolphin as they have been known to rescue those in need.

Karen said...

An eagle - cause then I could fly !!

Marianna said...

I would want to be a cat!

Unknown said...

I would want to be a dog as long as I had good owners
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Abigail Gibson said...

I would love to be an eagle.

chrissybum said...

I'd like to be a dog.

Lauren U said...

I'd want to be a bird.

John Smith said...

"Leave a comment on this blog post with what animal you'd want to be if you were turned into one." I like squirrels, so I'll say a squirrel.

Shirley Younger said...

I would like to be either a cat or dog---I know a family would love me

Michelle Elizondo said...

an eagle

AmberFaith said...

I'd want to be a cat so I could sleep all the time.

stacy said...

a penquin

aperry said...

a chimpanzee

Jana Leah B said...

I'd like to be a sea turtle.

Angie Ford said...

I would live to be a 🏇!

dlhaley said...

I would want to be an elephant. They have a great family unit.

Susan Smoaks said...

i would be a dog. i love my dog she is my spirit animal.

mscoffee77 said...

I would want to be a lemur.

Cassandra D. said...

A lizard.

Candie L said...

I really like Turtles. So that would be kind of cool to pull into my shell at night.

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Karen Propes said...

I would want to be a dog.
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Susan Chester said...

I would like to be a cat. They get to sit in a window all day and sleep as much as they want.

alena said...

I would love to turn to cat so I can sleep as much as I want.

Kathy Pease said...

I would want to be a monkey I think they are cute

saturdaynightfever said...

A puffin!

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Vikki Billings said...

I'd want to be a polar bear, because they are so cute and they play in the snow!
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Sue Hull said...

I'd like to be an Eagle so I could soar and see everything from above.This looks like such a cute book.Thank you for the chance ☺

Leela said...

A parrot.

Tim A said...

I would like to be a wolf. Their pack is like a family and they look after one another.

Princess Rainbow Shy said...

a dolphin

Sand said...

I would love to turn into my dog. She lives a good life!

JMac272 said...

a cat

Trim girl said...

A giraffe i would love to finally be tall

Anita Jude said...

I would want to be a cat sleep all day and night