Friday, November 20, 2015

Otter in Space: PB Review & Book Trailer

words & illustrations by Sam Garton
published by Balzer + Bray 

Thinking BIG, being creative, and solving problems

More picture books in this series
I Am Otter
Otter Loves Halloween!

Summary According to Otter
"This is a story of the time my best friend Teddy and I did something really incredible. We went on a very, very important mission - to the moon! In a rocket!"

The Story begins . . .

On Sunday, Otter Keeper took me and Teddy to the museum. 
The museum is the best place ever!

I love Otter's voice. 
In all the books in this series, Otter has a concrete problem, creates a plan, deals with obstacles and meets her goal. Otter acts and reacts in a very kid-like way.
In Otter in Space, Otter plans a mission to the moon with Teddy. Otter makes a space suit, trains Teddy, gives Giraffe (another friend) an important job, makes a spaceship and prepares for launch. With each page turn, Otter takes readers along for this exciting mission! 

Resources for Teachers: 
Otter's Fun and Games page has 6 printable activities for young students

Meet Author/Illustrator Sam Garton

Otter in Space Book Trailer

Visit Susanna Leonard Hill's blog for a complete list of today's Perfect Picture: HERE!


  1. Replies
    1. Hi, Andrea. Creative Sam Garton does a terrific job allowing Otter to speak for herself.

  2. What a clever and sweet book! Otter is certainly imaginative and has a can-do attitude. Kids will enjoy this story!

    1. Hi, Patricia. The illustrations are very entertaining too.

  3. I'm not familiar with Otter. This is a series? I think I know the perfect reader for this book. 'Can't wait to match them up. Thank-you.

    1. Happy Friday, Joanne! The series is more popular in England. But with the fourth Otter PB coming soon, US readership will probably grow.

  4. Cute :) Otter is such a lovable character!

  5. What an incredibly funny book trailer! I have to read this book. You are right that Otter does things in a very kid-like manner.

  6. I don't know Otter yet--but it looks like I should! Or I guess I should say I otter (aught to!)

  7. Definitely putting this on my "gotta read" list - what fun.

  8. How interesting that this book includes problem solving. Such a great idea to show kids the way!

    1. Otter creates plans in ways kids will relate to and giggle about.


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