I am Oliver the Otter: A Tale from our Wild and Wonderful Riverbanks
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Ok, I'm old enough to know that Pam Ayres writes poetry and she recites those poems with gusto! I found it almost imossible not to read this with her voice in my thoughts! I also know that she is a passionate campaigner for our countryside and it's animals. This was read on ecopy via NetGalley. Raff loved hearing about Oliver the Otters life on the river and the different animals within the same family! He loves facts and so was fascinated the entire time. and is lovely to read aloud. The illustrations by Nicola O'Byrne are just glorious, and the combination of poet and artist has produced a book any child, or adult who likes to read to others, would love to own.
Children's, Teenage & educational / Social issues: environment & green issues (Children's / Teenage)
With gentle rhyme and beautifully rich illustrations, the writer’s love for otters shines through. This book is as much a call to young wildlife lovers to protect otters’ habitats, as it is a story about just one (very cute) otter. The underlying theme of conservation does not detract from what is ultimately a gentle and charming story about these beautiful creatures. If you're coming to Coles by car, why not take advantage of the 2 hours free parking at Sainsbury's Pioneer Square - just follow the signs for Pioneer Square as you drive into Bicester and park in the multi-storey car park above the supermarket. Come down the travelators, exit Sainsbury's, turn right and follow the pedestrianised walkway to Crown Walk and turn right - and Coles will be right in front of you. You don't need to shop in Sainsbury's to get the free parking! Where to Find Us
My mother went into domestic service at 14 and hated it. It was the only option open to her. She had been offered a scholarship to a good school. But her own mother was widowed, with five children, and couldn’t afford to equip my mum to go. It was sad for her. She was capable of a lot more, in my opinion. Oliver the otter is happy enough living alone, swimming or scampering along the twisty-rooted waterways. Until one day, among the green rushes, he meets an otter called Ottilie – and his life changes forever.About the Author:Pam Ayres was born in Oxfordshire, and has been a writer, broadcaster, and entertainer for over forty years. She is the author of several best-selling poetry collections, including The Works, With These Hands, Surgically Enhanced and You Made Me Late Again! Many of her poems are in school textbooks around the world including the UK, USA, China, Australia, New Zealand, Holland, South Africa, Ireland and Singapore. Pam’s autobiography, The Necessary Aptitude, was the UK’s bestselling female autobiography of 2011. Pam appears regularly on TV, most recently on BBC’s Springwatch, Celebrity Antiques Road Trip, Celebrity Mastermind, and a programme about her time in the WRAF in the recent BBC Women at War series. On radio Pam appears regularly on BBC Radio 4’s Just A Minute, and 2018 will see her recording the sixth series of her own Ayres on the Air for Radio 4. I am Oliver the Otter intermingles poetry and facts to foster discussions about nature, conservation, and the significance of maintaining clean waterways. It encourages readers to think about how human actions can affect wildlife and underscores our responsibilities towards preserving their natural habitats.