The Sinking of Captain Otter

The Sinking of Captain Otter


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Kelpy is an otter—and also a passionate sea captain. He builds himself a ship that he adores, from keel to cabin to crow’s nest. All the other otters and pirates and sharks just laugh at Kelpy’s ramshackle craft, but Kelpy sails on. Until one day on the high seas, he encounters a sailor even more laughable than himself—a petite butterfly pirate in a teeny-tiny boat.

Kelpy’s laughter shifts to empathy when he realizes how much he has hurt the tiny pirate’s feelings. So Kelpy decides to scuttle his beloved boat in a playful ploy to repair the emotional damage he’s done. Along the way, an unlikely friendship (and rivalry) begins.

Packed with rhyme, repetition, and lots of humor, this is a read-aloud with a heartwarming message about following your dreams even in the face of ridicule and doubt, and how even an underdog can lift someone up.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781771473118
Publisher: Owlkids Books
Publication date: 10/15/2018
Pages: 32
Product dimensions: 10.12(w) x 7.50(h) x (d)
Age Range: 3 - 7 Years

About the Author

TROY WILSON is the author of Liam Takes a Stand and other picture books, and has published numerous stories in children’s magazines, including Chickadee and Chirp. The Sinking of Captain Otter was inspired by a little book that Troy wrote and illustrated when he was in Grade One. Troy lives in Victoria, BC.

MAIRA CHIODI is an illustrator and surface pattern designer with a graphic design background. Her work has appeared in magazines, books, games, and wall decals, among other products. Inspired by nature, animation and the culture of her home country, Brazil, her style is joyful and colorful, with a hint of humor that pleases grown-ups and children alike. She lives in Montreal, Quebec.

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