Otters under Water by Jim Arnosky

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What's it like to venture below the surface of a freshwater pond? Arnosky uses colored-pencil and watercolor illustrations to give the reader a glimpse into the day and life of two young sea otters.
 

About Jim Arnosky

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Jim Arnosky is well known for his "keen observations of nature and his fine artistic talent" (School Library Journal). He has written and illustrated many children's books. Otters Under Water was called "first-rate natural history for the youngest" by Kirkus Reviews (pointer review), and School Library Journal wrote that in it "each of his creatures exhibits a distinct individualism." Every Autumn Comes the Bear was called "vibrant, translucent and strikingly composed" by Publishers Weekly, and Booklist wrote "Arnosky's radiant pictures have a dazzling sense of pattern and composition . . . and a sense of mystery. A beautiful, imaginative, and informative approach." School Library Journal said of Rabbits & Raindrops, "Perfect for story-time or lap-time reading, this book will give children a feeling of security and contentment." Jim Arnosky and his family live on a twenty-acre farm in Vermont. copyright © 2000 by Penguin Putnam Books for Young Readers. All rights reserved.
 
Published September 16, 1992 by Putnam Juvenile. 1 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Science & Math, Education & Reference, Action & Adventure. Non-fiction

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A very simple descriptive text captions full-bleed color- pencil illustrations of two young otters on a morning fishing expedition, largely under the waters of their northern pond.

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Arnosky's watercolor illustrations deftly entice even reluctant, landlocked readers into his aquatic underworld as these lovable otters take a gulp of air, sneak under floating ducks and muskrats, race after minnows and perch,stet comma and then rise again to greet a butterfly.

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In this sunlit book about two exploring otter pups, ""Arnosky's watercolor illustrations deftly entice even reluctant, landlocked readers into his aquatic world,"" said PW.

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