Big Little Otter

Big Little Otter

by Lillian Hoban

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Marilyn Courtot
The baby otter wants to show his mother that he can do all of the grown up things, such as catching his own food, swimming, diving and splashing. After all, he is a big little otter. An appealing board book that will resonate with kids who want to show a bit of independence. Also available is Big Little Lion.
Kirkus Reviews
Hoban (Arthur's Camp-Out, 1993, etc.) has created a honey of a board book (as well as its companion, Big Little Lion, ISBN 0- 694-00851-6) that addresses the timeworn complaint of youngsters who believe they aren't being treated like the big kids they wish they were. Otter endures his mother's cleaning licks and her solo hunting for dinner (they munch away on what look like boiled crabs), but what he really wants is to join in the hunt ("I'm not a baby, Mama. I can fish for supper, too"). He demonstrates his diving, flipping, and spinning talents, and says, "I'm a big little otter!" The simple text comes with illustrations that captures the otter's friendly, curious face; readers will wish they could reach in and give him a good scratch behind the ear. Hoban is perfectly in tune with the yearnings of preschoolers.

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HarperCollins Children's Books
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Product dimensions:
7.01(w) x 7.01(h) x 0.35(d)
Age Range:
1 Year

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