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Otter Nonsense

Otter Nonsense

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by Norton Juster, Michael Witte

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Children's Literature - Beverly Kobrin
This handy little (5- x 6-inch) collection of such animated witticisms as 'oxidentally on porpoise, larks and bagels," and "wrenagage" is sure to stimulate similar puns on an animal nature. My students came up with seal-ing tape, horse-cents, and cat-acombs, among others.
School Library Journal
Gr 2-4-Billed as the ``Winner of the Pullet Surprise,'' this illustrated book of puns is full of surprises, and only occasionally lays an egg. There is no story or plot, and each pun, e.g., a fuzzy animal in a spacesuit (otter space) or horned animals in sneakers and shorts (Gnu York Marathon), stands on its own. Some may be a little sophisticated for young readers, like the skinny legs flying off the page entitled ``heron gone,'' but they will quickly be reeled back in by the ``fast buck,'' a deer in a racing suit, and a bird wearing a leather jacket (wrenegade). The illustrations are playful and detailed, matching the text in wit and cleverness. Sure to provoke groans, but on the otter hand, as hinted on the last page, kids might have some fauna reading them.-Christine A. Moesch, Buffalo and Erie County Public Library, NY

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HarperCollins Publishers
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Product dimensions:
5.28(w) x 6.26(h) x 0.43(d)
Age Range:
6 - 10 Years

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Otter Nonsense 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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I loved flipping through this book with my third grade class. It had them howling and thinking of their own animal puns. Tremendous illustrations to go along with humorous text!