Otter Spotter

by Jessica Nelson. Winner of the Best Picture Book Text competition 2022

[Pictures chart the progress of one day in otter world, from early morning through to bedtime. Some spreads offer the opportunity for the child reader to look for and ‘spot’ a particular otter or otters going about their daily activities.]

Spread 1

Hesitant and shy otters,

Difficult to spy otters,

Can you spot a knot of otters hiding out of sight?

Spread 2

River, lake and sea otters,

Swimming wild and free otters;

Everywhere a lot of otters busy through the night.

Spread 3

Eating egg and prawn otters,

At the break of dawn otters.

Try and find two greedy otters slurping slippery snails.