A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this book.
Shows the trappings of Easter eggs, candies and an Easter egg hunt.
Sharing can be hard, but it's the right thing to do. If you eat too much candy, you could feel sick.
Positive Role Models
Otter gobbles up all the chocolate eggs and candy himself, but then feels bad about not sharing and creates a nice Easter egg hunt for his toy friends. When he makes a mistake, he tries to make amends.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this holiday-themed picture book is another in Sam Garton's I Am Otter series, in which an adorable, self-entertaining otter with an active imagination plays with her stuffed animals if they were live friends rather than inanimate objects. Here, after she eats all the chocolate Easter eggs and other candies without sharing them with her toy friends, she imagines herself "saving" Easter by hiding eggs for them. And then she imagines they express their gratitude by sharing them wth her. It's a cute message about sharing, even though Otter gets all the eggs in the end.
Is It Any Good?
Once again, Otter is cute and vulnerable in this charming story about how hard it can be to share. Otter Loves Easter! gives a holiday twist to Otter's struggle not to be selfish -- and gluttonous. With the help of Otter Keeper and her stuffed animals, which she relates to as if they were friends, she learns her lesson.
As usual, the illustrations of Otter and her toys are irresistible. Especially adorable is the image of Otter in fluffy bunny ears and cottontail. An extra nice touch: pastel yellow, lavender, and turquoise Easter egg-patterned endpapers.
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