The Sinking of Captain Otter by Troy WilsonThe Sinking of Captain Otter by Troy Wilson

The Sinking of Captain Otter

byTroy WilsonIllustratorMaira Chiodi

Hardcover | October 15, 2018

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Kelpy is an otter—and also a passionate sea captain. He builds himself a ship that he adores, from keel to cabin to crow’s nest. All the other otters and pirates and sharks just laugh at Kelpy’s ramshackle craft, but Kelpy sails on. Until one day on the high seas, he encounters a sailor even more laughable than himself—a petite butterfly pirate in a teeny-tiny boat.

Kelpy’s laughter shifts to empathy when he realizes how much he has hurt the tiny pirate’s feelings. So Kelpy decides to scuttle his beloved boat in a playful ploy to repair the emotional damage he’s done. Along the way, an unlikely friendship (and rivalry) begins.

Packed with rhyme, repetition, and lots of humor, this is a read-aloud with a heartwarming message about following your dreams even in the face of ridicule and doubt, and how even an underdog can lift someone up.
TROY WILSON is the author of Liam Takes a Stand and other picture books, and has published numerous stories in children’s magazines, including Chickadee and Chirp. The Sinking of Captain Otter was inspired by a little book called Captain Otter that Troy wrote and illustrated when he was in Grade One. Troy lives in Victoria, BC. MAIRA C...
Title:The Sinking of Captain OtterFormat:HardcoverDimensions:32 pages, 7.5 × 10.11 × 0.3 inPublished:October 15, 2018Publisher:Owlkids Books Inc.Language:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1771473118

ISBN - 13:9781771473118


Editorial Reviews

"The story has some repeating text that would be fun for the classroom read aloud. A great addition to any school library." - School Library Connection