Stars up to the top of the sea A generation ago Barbara Helen Berger was best known as the authorillustrator of GRANDFATHER TWILIGHT 1984 The woodland paintings and calming text continue to make a naptime and bedtime classicBut I m a water boy inside and out A LOT OTTERS is my favorite of Berger s books I love the greens and blues of the seascapes the xpressive cavorting otters and the little boy in the floating box who is retrieved by his mother thanks to the otters illuminating him with the glowing stars Stunningly beautiful paintings and soothing words make A LOT OF OTTERS one you should knowRichie Partington MLISRichie s Picks Stunning art but a flat storyline Confusingis the boy reading about himself 1 Berger BH 1997 A Lot of Otters New York Philomel Birth to 3 The Moon is looking for her child A boy is floating in a cardboard box Otters are swimming and reading a book Stars are floating in the bottom of the ocean In the world of the very young it is hard to tell when reality stops and the magic starts and that is the charm of A Lot of Otters It is an nchanting story about found and being safe with Mothe. Ully fused in
this dreamlike taledreamlike tale is just perfect for bedtimeToddlers sure to delight in the mischievous antics of all those whiskery otters School Library Journal starred revie. People need to relax and just imagine this is
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ARE TOO HARD IF THAT DOESNtoo hard If that doesn work just say a lot of otters ten times fast This book wasn t what I xpected from the cover It reads like a lovely folktale about Mother Moon losing her child She cries tears that become stars Otters dive down to get the stars and u A lovely fable like story about motherhood and babies with a cast of otters This beautiful book makes me love it all over again ven if I ve read it aloud for the 400th time This is an unusual bookAs near as I can tell the vents that we see happening in the story are the same ones that are supposed to be going on in the book the little boy and otters read Don t think about it too hard you ll get a headacheInstead focus on the loving mother moon the fun filled otters the clear illustrationsThis book is just the perfect length incidentally for those let s rush through bedtime nights The Moon Mother is looking all over for her child She cries and cries thinking that her child is lost She sends down shooting starts to the arth when she cries A sea full Mother Moon is looking for her child As she calls for him her tears turn into stars that fall into the sea and are rescued along with her little one by a lot of otters These playful anim. F otters dives into ocean and brings all of the glowing stars up to the surface of the ocean to surround a child floating in the sea The stars illuminate the child and the Moon Mother finds her little moonletThe illustrations for this book are beautifully painted The otters are painted with such care and detail that the readers will immediately fall in love with their adorable faces The ocean and other background scenery are very simple so as not to draw attention away from the otters in the story This story is best suited for a one on one reading nvironment The story and illustrations are very simple and would be very soothing to
be read as a bedtime story Richie s Picks A LOT OF OTTERSread as a bedtime story Richie s Picks A LOT OF OTTERS Barbara Helen Berger Philomel 1997 32p ISBN 978 0 399 22910 7 And the course of a lifetime runsOver and over again Paul Simon Mother and Child Reunion 1972 Mother Moon was looking for her child Where is my moonlet Where is my little one She called and called She cried and cried With The Road From Home: The Story Of An Armenian Girl every tear that fell from heryesa star fell into the seaA lot of otters saw the stars fallThey dove down into the dark down into the deep They carried the. Als cavort and rollick in the starlight until Mother Moon looks down and sees them and her child safe and sound Barbara Helen Berger's poetic words and luminous illustrations are beautif.