Today is a straight giveaway since Candlewick sent me a luscious copy of OTTER AND ODDER by Chris Raschka to share with you.
     Otter is obviously, well, an otter who falls in love with... a fish. Otter eat fish ordinarily, but oh no. Not this time. Otter has to go and fall in love with his dinner.
The river sparkled the day Otter found love. He was not looking for it (love, that is). He was looking for dinner...

     Needless to say, the relationship has challenges. Friends tease, parents rebuke, and Otter and Odder both try to listen to their families and stay away from each other. But love has a sneaky way around what one should do, and this happy couple triumphs in the end. (And Otter becomes a vegetarian.)

     If you've ever needed to celebrate a love that society says shouldn't exist, this is a lovely segue into the idea. And Chris gave us many full, off page color spreads in palettes that are soothing and different from his brighter vignette styles. Luscious was my word and I stick by it.

     If you'd like a FREE copy of OTTER AND ODDER, register for my giveaway below. TWO copies will go to two of my lucky commenters! (Must live in the continental US to win. Review and winning copies provided by the publisher.)

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Flip-Flop Creations said...

This book looks absolutely adorable. My son is so crazy about Otters, I will have to check this one out. Thanks Elizabeth. ~jeni :)

apple blossom said...

love children's books share with nieces

Geo Librarian said...

Sounds like it would be a fun book to share with my students.

Anonymous said...

What beautiful illustration. I love the soft colors and flowing movements. This is a beautiful book!