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Sea Otter Pup
By (author): Victoria Miles Illustrated by: Elizabeth Gatt
Victoria Miles ,

Illustrated by :

Elizabeth Gatt


Orca Book Publishers - Victoria



Product Form:

Board book

Form detail:

Picture book, Self-covered
Board book , Picture book, Self-covered


Juvenile: Age (years) 0 - 2, Grade (CAN) P, Grade (US) P, Reading age 0 - 2
Sep 01, 2013
$10.95 CAD


7in x 7 x 0.63 in | 280 gr

Page Count:

26 pages


full color images
FSC certified – mixed sources C013314
Orca Book Publishers
JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / Marine Life
Children’s / Teenage fiction: Nature and animal stories|Baby books|Children’s / Teenage general interest: Wildlife and habitats: Oceans and seas|Children’s / Teenage general interest: Freshwater and marine mammals|For children c 0–36 months
British Columbia
j599.769/5 23
CCBC Best Books for Kids & Teens 2014, Commended
  • Short Description
A story of learning, growing up and developing independence, set in the North Pacific.
Pup may be little, but he has big lessons to learn.

Follow along as Pup learns how to eat spiky sea urchins, somersault beneath the waves and groom himself.

He still needs lots of help from Mother, but one day Pup will be old enough to dive down below the waves and search for food on his own. Accompanied by beautiful illustrations and set in the North Pacific, this heartwarming tale is perfect for little ones who still have lots to learn themselves.

Victoria Miles is the author of numerous award-winning books for children, including Old Mother Bear, which received a Henry Bergh award from the American Society for the Protection of Animals. Victoria lives in North Vancouver, British Columbia, with her husband and two daughters.

Elizabeth Gatt was born in London, England, and has an MA in graphic design from the Central School of Art and Design. She worked for a number of years at the Natural History Museum in London and began illustrating children's books after her two children were born. Elizabeth in Salt Spring Island, British Columbia.

"Gatt’s acrylic painting illustrations are more vibrant in this [new board book format], consisting of rich greens and browns, and their realistic nature reflects the basic facts about sea otters that are being shared throughout the story...Carefully chosen words, such as 'slurps' and 'gobbles,' encourage vocabulary exploration...Sea Otter Pup continues to be a favourite for many young readers, and this board book version would be a welcome addition to any home or public library. Highly Recommended." - CM Magazine

"This appealing story of a young sea otter pup's relaxing days with his mother is beautifully illustrated with large paintings in soft colours, realistically depicting the animals. Both text and drawings should appeal to young listeners and beginning readers." - Resource Links

"The book reads gently, in a pace that reminds you of the rhythm of the waves of the Pacific Ocean." - Eco Parent

"Gives an accurate depiction of a sea otter pup's life. The illustration are realistic and the otter pup is very cute." - Southwestern Ohio Young Adult Materials Review Group

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