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Otter on his own : the story of a sea otter
Boyle, Doe.
Personal Author:
First edition.
Publication Information:
Norwalk, CT : Soundprints, [1995]

Physical Description:
31 pages : color illustrations ; 23 x 31 cm
Sea Otter Pup spends the first months of his life with his mother in a protected cove off the California coast, learning how to hunt for food and care for himself, before venturing out into the dangers of the Pacific Ocean.
General Note:
"Smithsonian Oceanic Collection."
Reading Level:
AD 800 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 4.1 0.5 52281.

Reading Counts RC K-2 3.9 2 Quiz: 23145 Guided reading level: N.
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PIC.BK. Juvenile Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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Sea Otter Pup's mother teaches him to dive and hunt. When the pup follows his mother into the open sea, more than just excitement awaits them.

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School Library Journal Review

K-Gr 3‘Cradled by golden brown ribbons of kelp, a newborn sea otter rests cozily on his mother's chest. She blows warm air into his fur to keep him warm and dry. After several months of sharing her meals of clams, abalone, and urchins, the pup has grown sleek and strong enough to start diving on his own. Big, bold, closeup illustrations of the creatures and their fascinating habitat are both attractive and informative. This highly visible book is ideal for group use. Bright pictures and clear language will quickly draw children into the world of this charming and playful animal as he follows his mother out of their sheltered cove and into the open sea. As he learns to survive on his own in the Pacific Ocean, young readers will come to love and appreciate him, his environment, and nature in general.‘Lisa Wu Stowe, Great Neck Library, NY (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.