Wednesday, November 4, 2020

River Otter's Adventure - Children's Book Review and Giveaway


by Linda Stanek, Illustrated by Shennen Bersani

32 pages, Ages 4 - 8

When a young river otter sneaks into a zoo, she wonders if she should be more like some of the other animals she meets. She wants a trunk like the elephant or be loud like the gorilla… By imitating and comparing herself to these other animals she learns to appreciate herself. Educational components are woven throughout this fun, read-aloud story and sidebar information complements and extends the learning, making it a perfect book for a wide variety of ages.


My Review:

River Otter's Adventure tells of a river otter who decides to take a trek to the zoo.  River Otter wants to see what it'd be like to be a different animal.  She pretends to be a salamander, a musk ox, a gorilla, and many other animals before deciding that she ultimately likes being a river otter.  

River Otter is very active in how she imitates the other animals and it's shown in the illustrations.  Children can interact with this book by replicating the actions of River Otter.  For instance, they can Coil, Wiggle, Slither, and Strike just like a snake or Hoot, Scream, Roar, and Howl just like a gorilla. This book is also a good reinforcement of how it's perfectly okay to be just who you are.

The 'For Creative Minds Section' in the back of the book further educates with facts about 'Basic Needs and Living and Nonliving Things'.  It also challenges kids to use a chart to identify which images are river otters or sea otters.  

River Otter's Adventure is a Fall 2020 release from Arbordale Publishing.


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25 comments:

Granmama15 said...

My grandkids like the giraffe 🦒 and elephant 🐘
I love the lions 🦁 Otherwise we love all of God’s creatures 😍

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Darlene said...

My favorite animals to see at the zoo are the monkeys.

Lisa Williams said...

our favorite animals at the zoo are the elephants and tigers,there are more.

susan1215 said...

I love watching the tigers, monkeys and lions.

Renee said...

I love seeing lemurs!

cheryl c. said...

We like seeing the giraffes, lions, and monkeys.

katy said...

I love the polar bears and giraffes. Our small zoo doesn't have many animals. I love the St. Louis Zoo.

ken ohl said...

Love the Polar Bears they are the best

Jan Lee said...

I love the elephants and dolphins :) They have a dolphin show at Brookfield Zoo in Illinois :)

LeAnn Harbert said...

The zoo close to where we live used to have a white alligator that my sons loved to go see.

Kristen said...

I love orangutans.

jjmon2012 said...

As a kid many many years ago I always wanted to go see the monkey first. But my brothers wanted to go see the snakes!

mahnrafjtb said...

We love to visit the monkey's. We also love the elephants. btjfarnham@yahoo.com

lfhpueblo said...

My favorite animal to see at the zoo is the Llama. They have fairly long necks, but they have more fur than a giraffe so I think they'd be warmer in cooler weather and I like to be warm myself. I also like that most Llama's have long eyelashes so they make their eyes look pretty. Many of them do well in hiking situations, pretty steady of their feet.

bison61 said...

I like the lions and tigers

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Pat said...

my favorite zoo animal to see is the monkeys.

bluecat said...

I like seeing the big cats.

Carolyn Daley said...

I love seeing flamingos.

Unknown said...

My favorite animal is the peacock. Prettiest creatures on this planet!!

Julie Waldron said...

My favorite animal to see at the zoo is the giraffe.

Grammy Mouse said...

I and my grandsons enjoy all the animals. We visit many times

nicolesender said...

I love to see the giraffes!

meganelizabeth80 said...

My favorite animal to see at the zoo are the monkeys and gorillas!