The Utterly Otterleys by Mairi Hedderwick
  

The Utterly Otterleys

Written by Mairi Hedderwick
Illustrated by

Synopsis

The Utterly Otterleys by Mairi Hedderwick

The Utterly Otterley family live in a cosy burrow near the river where everything is just about perfect. Until Pa Utterly Otterley wakes up one morning and decides it's time to find a new home.

Reviews

...a gently story which is ideal for bedtime reading with young children and the washed out watercolour illustrations add to the calming mood. * www.adoption-net.co.uk * Exquisite watercolour pictures, full of movement and detail are matched by economic, evocative prose in this delightful tale of a family of otters who are on the move, in search for a new home. * Carousel * PRAISE FOR A WALK WITH GRANNIE:'A feast of visual detail and a simple child centred text work prefectly together to create a rhytmic book for sharing' - Reading Evening Post'The appeal of this particular book lies in the simple text, which is very child-friendly and in the tiny details in the illustrations.' - Writing Magazine Mairi Hedderwick is 'a great storyteller.' * Shelf Life: Scottish Book Trust Quarterly * The lovely watercolour drawings and rhyming narrative makes this a charming book that is bound to be a delightful read and family favourite. * The Lady * In the Otterleys Mairi Hedderwick has a found a spirited animal alternative to the much-loved Katie Morag and her family, while her watery, winter landscapes full of wildlife are as delightful as ever. * Julia Eccleshare, The Guardian * Ideal for bedtime reading with young children * Adoption-net * Delightful story of an otter family and, as ever, charming illustrations. * The Times * As delightful as ever * The Guardian * Exquisite watercolour pictures, full of movement and detail, are matched by economic, evocative prose in the delightful tale * Carousel *

About the Author

Mairi Hedderwick
Mairi Hedderwick was born in Gourock, Scotland. At seventeen she took a job as a mother’s help on the Isle of Coll in the Hebrides, beginning a life-long love affair with islands and their small communities. Her children were brought up there and now some of her grandchildren. From being Grannie Island she has now moved on to being Granma Mainland, but her heart is always on the island. Mairi’s island world is delightfully reflected in the imaginary island of Struay where Katie Morag and her family live. As well as creating children’s books Mairi writes and illustrates travel books for adults. She spends a lot of time visiting schools and is always accompanied by Katie Morag’s teddy, which travels with her in a black bag.

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
32 pages

Author

Mairi Hedderwick
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Publisher

Hodder Children's Books an imprint of Hachette Children's Group

Publication date

17th August 2006

ISBN

9780340873694


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