Reading/Interest Level: Toddler, Preschool, Primary
Author: Sam Garton
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Halloween is the best holiday ever! Otter and Teddy have been counting down the days to Halloween for months. They prepare by going pumpkin shopping, decorating the house (and a few things they shouldn’t have), and making Halloween costumes for Otter, Teddy, and Giraffe. The trick-or-treaters come at last, but they are too scary! However, Otter Keeper manages to come to the rescue with new costumes so that Otter, Pig, Giraffe, and Teddy can have the best Halloween ever.
Otter is back in a new book that will make old fans happy and new readers want to be friends with Otter and the gang. The gentle humor, both in the text that is in Otter’s voice and the illustrations showing what was happening outside of Otter’s head, will make kids and adults smile. Kids will be able to relate to Otter’s playful imagination and how sometimes things that people get excited for might not go as planned but it is still possible to make the best out of a situation. People who enjoy Otter books and Halloween will be excited for this treat.