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Monday, May 16, 2011

Kid's Korner: Good Night, Little Sea Otter by Janet Halfmann (Book Review)

Title: Good Night, Little Sea Otter
Author: Janet Halfmann
Illustrator: Wish Williams
Publisher: Star Bright Books

Children will want to settle down for bedtime with Little Sea Otter as he snuggles onto Mama's chest in a cozy bed of sea kelp and bids good night to all his ocean friends.  From sea lions to sea snails, seagulls to seals and sea urchins, it seems he'll never close his eyes.  But gently rocking seas, twinkling stars, and Mama's loving arms lull Little Sea Otter -- and children everywhere -- to dreamland.

My thoughts: This is a great book to read to children at bedtime.  I know my son tries every trick in the book to keep from going to sleep, but eventually, just like Little Sea Otter, he is unable to keep his eyes open.  Sea otters are a favorite of my son's, as we saw them on vacation last year.  We even came home with a stuffed sea otter, so this story was especially fun for him.  I would be remiss if I didn't mention the pictures, as children's books need engaging pictures as well!  The illustrations are absolutely beautiful, filled with vibrant colors and engaging animals. Where else can you find such a kaleidoscope of colors than beneath the sea?

~I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for my review from Star Bright Books.~

Publisher/Publication Date: Star Bright Books, Sept 2010
ISBN: 978-1-59572-254-6
24 pages
Ages 4-8 yrs

1 comment:

Janet Halfmann http://www.janethalfmann.com said...

Thanks so much for the great review. I can just picture your son reading this book with his stuffed otter nearby. I, too, got to visit real otters when we visited Monterey Bay Aquarium. I could have watched them forever! Happy Dreams!

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