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Oscar Otter

3.89 of 5 stars 3.89  ·  rating details  ·  103 ratings  ·  15 reviews
When the otter slide is blocked by a beaver building a dam, Oscar Otter decides to go against his father's advice and attempts to build the biggest otter slide ever. What he doesn't know is that someone is watching him.
Hardcover, 64 pages
Published April 27th 1966 by HarperCollins Publishers
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Elijah Libert
This was Elijah's first book read!!
Edward Creter
I like this story so much I had to read it twice just to make sure. Oscar Otter thinks he can climb a mountain on his own without getting lost in the forest. Little does he know such animals as the local fox, the mountain lion and a moose want him for breakfast! Watch out, Oscar! Very good for kids.
Adrienne Furness
Another gem I found while weeding the beginning readers. It's really funny, and I think it would make a fun read-aloud. It might even be a good story to memorize and tell, but then you'd miss out on the Lobel illustrations, which are, per usual, fantastic.
Elizabeth Scheller Williams
May 14, 2015 Elizabeth Scheller Williams rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: kids of all ages
I collect otters and my daughter needed a new book...guess what we read a lot of?
I caught the moral, I think, but my daughter didn't.
Oct 10, 2007 Crystal rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: all children and parents of children
This was one of my very favorite books when I was a child. I LOVED IT! I can still recite the first line or two: "Oscar the Otter was a young otter. He lived by the side of the pond." My mother must have had this book burned into her eyeballs by the time I outgrew it--and I hope to do the same for my children someday.
I bought this book on a whim because I like otters.
ha! it was SO much fun! The artwork is pretty minimal, but it's beautiful. And the moose is my favorite character! What a fun book. Definitely read this with your kids... or if you're an adult like me and you want to just enjoy five minutes of a cute book.
Erik Erickson
Oscar Otter has a simple plot with a traditional moral to it's story. I really enjoyed the simple ink pen and watercolor illustrations with short word phrases, making it both a figurative and literal page-turner.
May 22, 2009 Dolly rated it 2 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: parents reading with their children
Shelves: 2009, childrens
Silly story about an otter who disobeys his father and goes off to have an exciting adventure. I'm not sure if this was meant to teach a lesson or what, but I wasn't overly impressed.
Poor Oscar. All he wanted to do was go sledding in the woods -- alas, that the woods was apparently infested with foxes, bobcats, wolves, *and* moose. Weirdly crowded, really.
I really good story for beginning readers or read aloud to the younger ones. Lots of exciting fun.
the story seems to be a bit too week.. and kids didn't like it.
Loses a star for the ending. Don't be smart??
Miss Clark
Fantastic little story:)
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Born in Newton, Massachusetts to a literary family, he was the son of Gertrude Darling and Robert Benchley (1889-1945), the noted American writer, humorist, critic, actor, and one of the founders of the Algonquin Round Table in New York City.

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