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 TailLittle 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.

15 comments:

  1. This looks like a beautiful book to read with a child!!

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  2. This looks so sweet! You should link it up to Kid Konnection.

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  3. I'm writing this on my buy list to give to my daughter-in-law at her shower next month. It looks adorable.

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  4. This sounds like such a sweet book!

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  5. This looks like such a delightful book. And a great goodnight story!

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  6. This looks like a great book. I'm always on the hunt for new stories to read to my 8 month old. Thanks for the review!!

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  7. Kaye, thanks so much for the great review. And thanks to everyone who has stopped by for your wonderful comments. Like many of you, my 91-year-old mother thought this book was the perfect baby gift--for the new twins who live just across her backyard. Happy Reading and Happy Dreams to all!

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  8. It looks delightful! Thanks for the review. I'll put it on my list for my grandson's birthday in a few months.

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  9. This looks awesome; love the cover. I read 3 really cute kids books today.

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  10. oh my, look at that cute, cute cover. I would buy it for that alone.

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  11. Some of our favorite books are both fun and educational! And I love the illustrations. Thanks for sharing.

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  12. My grandson would love this book. Putting it on a list to get for him!!!

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  13. This sounds like a great little book to read with curious sea-lovers.

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  14. If I only had a kid young enough to buy it for....I may have to anyway though.

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