Otter Out of Water

from Sleeping Bear Press


  • Memoirs of a Hamster
  • Memoirs of an Elf
  • A Cookie for Santa
  • Little Birthday
  • I Love Hockey
  • Digger and Daisy Go to the Doctor
  • M is for Monster: A Fantastic Creatures Alphabet
  • P is for Pirate: A Pirate Alphabet
  • Kay Kay's Alphabet Safari
  • First Day at Zoo School


  • Quality

  • Read-it-Again Score

  • Fun-and-Learning

  • Otter Out of Water published by Sleeping Bear Press
  • Written by: Kathy-jo Wargin
  • Illustrated by: John Bendall-Brunello
  • We recommend this book for kids ages 3 and up


Overall Editor's Rating

What It Is

You may have seen an otter playing in the water, but what if that otter comes out of the water? That's the premise of the 32-page picture book Otter Out of Water by Kathy-jo Wargin. The rhyming text imagines all the different things an otter might want to do, such as follow you home and eat popcorn for lunch. Colorful, comic artwork by John Bendall-Brunello highlights the hilarity that ensues when wildlife comes indoors.

Is It Fun?

This is an adorable rhyming book that kids will find so silly and whimsical. Each picture has so much detail for kids to explore as they read this book.

Who It’s For

Otter Out of Water is for ages 5-8.

What To Be Aware Of

This is also available as an ebook.