Playful Slider

9780816677658: Paperback
Release Date: 22nd August 2011

Dimensions: 216 x 279

Number of Pages: 32

Series Fesler-Lampert Minnesota Heritage

University of Minnesota Press

Playful Slider

The North American River Otter

Written by
Barbara Juster Esbensen
,
Illustrated by
Mary Barrett Brown
A quick game of hide-and-seek. A belly slide down a snow-covered hill. Lively, clever, and curious, otters are best known for their sense of fun. In this fascinating volume, acclaimed author Barbara Juster Esbensen explores the world of the North American river otter, describing its behavior and characteristics in poetic detail. Graced with beautiful illustrations by distinguished wildlife painter Mary Barrett Brown, Playful Slider invites young readers to learn more about one of the most interesting of North American mammals.
Paperback / £9.99

A quick game of hide-and-seek. A belly slide down a snow-covered hill. Lively, clever, and curious, otters are best known for their sense of fun. In this fascinating volume, acclaimed author Barbara Juster Esbensen explores the world of the North American river otter, describing its behavior and characteristics in poetic detail. Graced with beautiful illustrations by distinguished wildlife painter Mary Barrett Brown, Playful Slider invites young readers to learn more about one of the most interesting of North American mammals.

Barbara Juster Esbensen (1925–1996) was a popular children’s author, storyteller, and nature writer.

Mary Barrett Brown (1938–2000) was a world-renowned wildlife artist.

"Children who have enjoyed otters cavorting at the zoo will delight in seeing these playful Mustelidae (members of the weasel family) in their natural habitat." —Kirkus Reviews

"Barbara Esbensen’s descriptive narrative gives readers a sense of observing this playful animal firsthand, but not to the exclusion of basic facts . . . which are deftly woven into the text." —School Library Journal