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.
"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