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Baby Sea Otter by Betty Tatham

Baby Sea Otter

by Betty Tatham

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This is the story of a baby sea other and how its mother takes care of it and raises it, just like kids mothers do. Eventually baby sea otter will be able to do things on his own, just like you.
source: pierce college library
  jorr37 | Aug 14, 2017 |
Talks about how the baby sea otters mom takes care of the pup, all the time doing different things.


Source: Pierce College ECE
  jessica_5906 | May 14, 2014 |
Betty Tatham takes us through the life of a sea otter from its birth through to its own foray into motherhood. While full of useful facts, the text reads like a fictional narrative making this work as a read-aloud for older kids. Joan Paley illustrates using lovely cut-paper collages highly reminiscent of Steve Jenkins' work - in fact when I pulled this book out, I thought it was Jenkins' until I saw the illustrator's name. The paper Paley uses is textured and hand-painted allowing for a watercolor feel to the blues and greens that represent the ocean and land masses while the brown otter pieces seem full of hair. While there's no index, there is a note in the back with further information about sea otters.

Used for Under the Sea Tons of Fun 2nd-3rd grade program in September 2009. ( )
  JenJ. | Mar 31, 2013 |
Hynes Library:
A simplistic tale of a otter's life cycle, a little too long for a read aloud for younger children, but great for older students. ( )
1 vote mccabe1030 | Jun 15, 2012 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0805075046, Hardcover)

Learn how a baby sea otter grows up

At the edge of the ocean, a baby sea otter is born. The newborn pup is little and helpless. Her mother must protect her from predators like the fierce bald eagles that are always ready to swoop after a baby.

The young otter grows up quickly. When she is old enough to fend for herself, she finds a mate. Soon the sea otter will have a tiny pup of her own.

In simple, evocative text and vibrant illustrations, this picture book explores the life cycle of the sea otter.

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After living under the protection of its mother as a pup, a young sea otter survives the most dangerous period of its life and successfully grows into a strong, skilled adult who is ready to face the world on his own.

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