Little Otter Learns To Swim (Hardcover)

By Artie Knapp, Guy Hobbs (Illustrator)

Ohio University Press, 9780821423400, 32pp.

Publication Date: September 12, 2018

List Price: 15.95*
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In this endearing and beautifully illustrated picture book, a baby river otter learns to swim, dive, and play in her natural habitat. Encouraged by her mother, the little otter soon sets out to explore on her own, quickly learning to escape shoreline predators and to find her way back to the security of home.

From children’s author Artie Knapp and wildlife artist Guy Hobbs, Little Otter Learns to Swim is an entertaining and colorful tale for ages four and up. The story is followed by two pages of fun facts about river otters as well as information and resources from the River Otter Ecology Project.

About the Author

Artie Knapp is the author of forty works of children’s literature, including books, videos, stories, and poems.

Guy Hobbs is an internationally known artist who specializes in wildlife art.

Praise For Little Otter Learns To Swim

“Otters have always seemed to me the most magical of creatures—graceful, playful, but elusive. Little Otter Learns to Swim confirms my opinion with superb illustrations and engaging text. While otters are the main focus of the story, each illustration shows other animals that are part of otters’ natural habitat. Facts about river otters and efforts to help protect them follows this beautifully illustrated story.”—Mary Azarian, Caldecott medalist for Snowflake Bentley

“Artie Knapp’s heartwarming tale in rhyme celebrates the busyness of a mammal’s life in a river. Jump in and enjoy the fun!”—J. Patrick Lewis, Former U.S. Children's Poet Laureate