Review: I Am Otter

Posted on June 16, 2014

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Otter cover

I Am Otter
By Sam Garton
Balzer + Bray
April 2014
32 pages

This book is a spinoff of author Sam Garton’s blog, I Am Otter: The Unheard Ramblings of a Modern Day Domestic Otter, which chronicles the escapades of Otter and Otter Keeper. In this episode, Otter must find a way to amuse herself and her best friend Teddy while Otter Keeper goes off to work. She decides to open a toast restaurant because toast is easy. However Teddy is a stuffed bear and is soon way in over his head. Hijinks and pandemonium erupt and are depicted with hilarious and thoroughly entertaining illustrations. The two-page spread of the kitchen disaster is a masterpiece. Otter blames Teddy for the mess and he disappears. But alert young readers will be able to spot Teddy’s hiding place. Reminiscent of Curious George and the Man in the Yellow Hat – only funnier – I Am Otter is the perfect beginning to a brand new friendship. I trust there are more Otter adventures in store for readers.

Copyright (c) 2014 by Peggy Tibbetts

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