September 30, 2012

Otter and Odder

cover image of Otter and Odder
A Love Story
James Howe

Otter is searching for food when he falls in love with a wide-eyed fish named Myrtle. The problem: fish fall beneath otters in the food chain and others gossip about the romance being “unnatural!” Author Howe builds suspense as he projects what may happen in a perfect world, and in a tragic world. Finally Otter turns to Beaver for wisdom and guidance. Caldecott-winning illustrator Raschka uses watercolor washes and expressive shapes to depict the childlike innocence of Otter and his first love. Delightful. Ages 6-8