Pup The Sea Otter by Jonathan LondonPup The Sea Otter by Jonathan London

Pup The Sea Otter

byJonathan LondonIllustratorSean London

Hardcover | April 4, 2017

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Watch Pup grow from his birth to first dive and from rambunctious play with other pups to a frightening encounter with a predator.

Bestselling author Jonathan London tells Pup's story in sparse, poetic text with vivid vocabulary while luminous illustrations by London's son, Sean London, bring the adorable Pup and his loving mother to life within the swirling sea around them.

London's newest creation in his picture book collection about baby animals (includingThe Seasons of Little Wolf,Little Puffin's First Flight,andHoney Paw and Lightfoot-about a bear cub) will entertain children with a combination of learning and fun. An author's note at the end shares fascinating facts about this popular keystone species.

Jonathan London has written more than one hundred picture books for children, many of them about wildlife. He is also the author of the popular Froggy series. He lives with his wife in northern California. www.jonathan-london.net.Sean London received a BFA from CalArts in Character Animation and has done animation for Disney. He has al...
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Title:Pup The Sea OtterFormat:HardcoverDimensions:32 pages, 10 × 8 × 0.98 inPublished:April 4, 2017Publisher:Graphic Arts BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1943328870

ISBN - 13:9781943328871

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"(Nature, Baby Animals, Growing-Up) From the instant of his birth until the moment he is grown enough to leave his mother, Pup the Sea Otter's life is filled with love, excitement, and new experiences. Although at first he is dependent on his mother's protection and her milk for survival, Pup soon learns more: what to eat and how to dive for food, when to watch out for predators, and how to play with the other Pups. Following Pup's life story, young readers learn that it is ok to look for help from time to time, and that however frightening growing-up may be, life is one big, exciting adventure.Pup the Sea Otter is a non-fiction book told in a narrative style that is engaging and captivating. Sensory language invites the reader to empathize with Pup's experiences, while Sean London's colorful and life-like illustrations draw the reader in to Pup's watery world. Particularly intriguing about this narrative is the dual perspective from which it is told: rather than focusing exclusively on the perspective of the Pup, the story begins with a perspective split between Pup and his mother, and only gradually shifts to being exclusively from Pup's perspective. Mimicking the increasing awareness and independence of a child as he or she grows up, this subtle approach not only teaches the child about this fascinating animals, but also invites him or her to consider the relationship between animals and humans, and how similar we really are.Overall, this is a beautiful book, combining natural history education with literacy support and empathy development. Fun as well as educational, it is a good choice for home or school." - The Children's Book Review

Editorial Reviews

"(Nature, Baby Animals, Growing-Up) From the instant of his birth until the moment he is grown enough to leave his mother, Pup the Sea Otter's life is filled with love, excitement, and new experiences. Although at first he is dependent on his mother's protection and her milk for survival, Pup soon learns more: what to eat and how to dive for food, when to watch out for predators, and how to play with the other Pups. Following Pup's life story, young readers learn that it is ok to look for help from time to time, and that however frightening growing-up may be, life is one big, exciting adventure.Pup the Sea Otter is a non-fiction book told in a narrative style that is engaging and captivating. Sensory language invites the reader to empathize with Pup's experiences, while Sean London's colorful and life-like illustrations draw the reader in to Pup's watery world. Particularly intriguing about this narrative is the dual perspective from which it is told: rather than focusing exclusively on the perspective of the Pup, the story begins with a perspective split between Pup and his mother, and only gradually shifts to being exclusively from Pup's perspective. Mimicking the increasing awareness and independence of a child as he or she grows up, this subtle approach not only teaches the child about this fascinating animals, but also invites him or her to consider the relationship between animals and humans, and how similar we really are.Overall, this is a beautiful book, combining natural history education with literacy support and empathy development. Fun as well as educational, it is a good choice for home or school." - The Children's Book Review