Saturday, April 9, 2011
Review: Good Night, Little Sea Otter by Janet Halfmann
It's almost bedtime in the kelp forest but litte sea otter is not quite ready for sleep. Like any youngster, he's trying to put off bedtime by a few more minutes. He tells his mama he forgot to say good night to all the harbor seals. All along the rocky shore, the seals snort back a good night wish to little sea otter.
Not only did he have to say good night to the seals but also to the sea lions, both mamas and babies, but he also wishes a good night to the seagull and to all the fish in the sea; long ones, short ones, purple, orange and yellow ones too. Mama otter points out the other creatures in the sea to be wished a good night. Little sea otter does not want to leave anyone out. His last good night wish is to the moon and the stars and then to his mama as she wraps them in seaweed for the night.
Good night little sea otter! Good night!
Throughout the book, children can point out the different creatures in the sea with all the different colors and shapes. With vivid illustrations by Wish Williams and appealing story lines, Janet's books are so adorable and educational at the same time. I think that is one of the reasons they appeal to me so much. Every book I have read has taught me something interesting. What child would not want this book for a good night story?
Janet Halfmann is the author of numerous award winning children's books and can be found at her website. Other books of Janet's that I have reviewed are: Little Skink's Tail, Little Black Ant on Park Street and Narwhal: Unicorn of the Sea.
Disclosure: A review copy of the book was provided by the publisher, Star Bright Books, in exchange for my honest opinion.