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A Lot of Otters by Barbara Helen Berger

A Lot of Otters

by Barbara Helen Berger

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This book wasn't what I expected from the cover. It reads like a lovely folktale about Mother Moon losing her child. She cries tears that become stars. Otters dive down to get the stars and use the stars to guide her to where her baby is in the ocean. It's strange but sweet. The otter reading the book confused me a little bit, but the illustrations were so incredibly soft and adorable I didn't mind. I mean, a symbolic reading otter? Too cute :-) ( )
  katekintail | Jun 9, 2017 |
This is an unusual book.

As near as I can tell, the events that we see happening in the story are the same ones that are supposed to be going on in the book the little boy and otters read. Don't think about it too hard, you'll get a headache.

Instead, focus on the loving mother moon, the fun-filled otters, the clear illustrations.

This book is just the perfect length, incidentally, for those "let's rush through bedtime" nights! ( )
  conuly | Jul 8, 2008 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0698118634, Paperback)

Mother Moon is looking for her child. As she calls for him, her tears turn into stars that fall into the sea and are rescued, along with her little one, by a lot of otters. These playful animals cavort and rollick in the starlight until Mother Moon looks down and sees them--and her child, safe and sound. Barbara Helen Berger's poetic words and luminous illustrations are beautifully fused in this dreamlike tale that is just perfect for bedtime. "Toddlers are sure to delight in the mischievous antics of all those whiskery otters." --School Library Journal, starred review

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As a lot of otters wrestle, roll, and cavort on the water, they make such a commotion of light that Mother Moon finds her lost child.

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