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Picture Book - The Lonely Otter

22 Pages

Pub Date 05 Dec 2023

DK, DK Children

Children's Fiction

My Review:


A very sweet and simple story that can be relatable to many children even older kids. Otter is shy and lonely and he learns a valuable lesson. It's alright to be alone sometimes if it makes us comfortable, but we are never alone. Others can be noisy and sometimes overwhelming, but they are still our friends because they accept us as we are, quiet, shy, and second-guessing. A great Valentine's book for children.

I found the artwork very pleasant, the page design great and the font size perfect. I like the characters and how large the illustrations are.

Thank you Netgalley and publisher for this e-ARC.

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From the Publisher:

An adorable introduction to friendship for pre-readers, this picture book follows the journey of an otter teaching little ones about courage and the true meaning of love.

Nobody knows what it means to be alone more than Otto, the lonely otter. Otto is very shy, so some things are just harder for him to do… like making friends. When Otto spots another otter, all on her own, he thinks he’s finally found someone just like him. But can he pluck up the courage to swim across and meet her?

This lovely, heartwarming book about being brave and daring to step out of the shadows reminds little ones that being alone doesn’t always mean you are lonely. This Valentine’s-inspired book for children aged 0-5 is from the bestselling series that includes The Happy Pumpkin, The Grumpy Reindeer and The Sleepy Bunny and shows children the magic of friendship.

This children’s book on friendship offers:

- A sweet story for the love-liest time of the year, about a shy otter who finds joy in being alone, while also finding the courage to step out of his comfort zone and make room for others.

- A gentle introduction to discussing emotions, boosting self-esteem, overcoming worries and building positive relationships.

- Beautifully illustrated pages that accompany the charming narrative text.

- A small format with sturdy pages that is suitable for small hands to hold.

Dive into the sea and meet a lonely otter, who learns a lesson in love: loving himself and finding his place with others. Featuring whimsical illustrations and an exciting shiny cover, this book is sure to make its way into the hearts of adults and children alike, as they follow along to see if this lonely otter ever finds his perfect match!

More in the Series

At DK, we believe in the power of discovery.

So why stop there?

If you like The Lonely Otter, then why not try other titles in this bestselling board book series? Go on a Halloween adventure with The Happy Pumpkin, or get ready for the festive season with The Grumpy Reindeer!

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