Baby Sea Otter

Baby Sea Otter 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 tha

  • Title: Baby Sea Otter
  • Author: Betty Tatham Joan Paley
  • ISBN: 9780805075045
  • Page: 399
  • Format: 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 tinLearn 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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    1. The book follows a sea otter from infancy to motherhood. The text is quite good, but the illustrations are not my cup of tea. I would give more of a pass, but this is natural history targeted at pre-schoolers/early elementary and lack of realism in the illustrations is an issue. I doubt if, using these pictures as a guide, a child would be able to identify an actual sea otter#1: "Do baby sea otters have tails?"Me: "Yes, I'm pretty sure they do."DD#1: "Why does this one not have a tail?"Me: "It's [...]

    2. Baby Sea Otter by Better Tatham takes the reader on an adventure while learning how a sea otter grows up. This informational text uses great, scientific vocabulary and accurate depicts the journey that every sea otter goes through during its first few years of life. Not only does this book teach information, but it also entertains the reader through the story of a specific baby sea otter. The reader follows the otter through her learning and fears as she grows up. Not only is the book fun to rea [...]

    3. 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 waterco [...]

    4. I really enjoyed reading this book. The informational text uses great, scientific vocabulary and accurate depicts the journey that every sea otter goes through during its first few years of life. This book also entertains the reader through the story of a specific baby sea otter.I would definitely this in a classroom library collection about animals. Baby Sea Otter would be a great example of the type of book students should read. This is the type of book that would be used in the science area.

    5. In this book the reader follows the life of a baby sea otter from birth to adulthood. The book describes some of the daily activities the otters do, like hunting for food, cleaning themselves, and interacting with other sea otters. this is an informative text that give a general outline of the life of a sea otter in a very child-friendly way.I would use this book in class as an example of a informative text to help with their writing skills.

    6. Baby sea otter is a good book to include in an ocean-life unit. The illustrations are detailed and interesting but have a simple effect. An art project could be produced from the illustrations found in this bookThe text is all informational about the life of a baby sea otter. It includes the simple life but also the dangerous life that a sea otter has to face. This book would be great for kinder-2nd grade.

    7. Poor "baby sea otter" is menaced by an eagle and a shark, and she's even kidnapped by a rogue male sea otter, who steals mom's food as ransom. My impressionable toddler stoically made it to the end, but then said, "don't let anyone steal me Mommy!" I need to screen the library books better . . .

    8. A journey of a baby otter and her mother clearly can teach about life of otters to students. It is a fictious story yet important facts can be pulled out for a study of otters. Great artwork too.Grades: K-4Topic: Otters, wild life

    9. Beautiful pictures, and a great story. It's fact-based, but also includes some suspenseful moments. The author actually includes female characters (very few children's authors do), too!

    10. Great book about sea otters. A little advanced for my 3 year olds but they still enjoyed it and I did as well.

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