My Favorite Animals: Otters Review

Learn all about otters in this fun and informational text. Like all books in the My Favorite Animal Series, Otters offers engaging facts and checks the reader’s knowledge and comprehension throughout the book.


My Favorite Animals: Otters Review

My Favorite Animals: Otters is the first book I’ve read in the My Favorite Animals series from Victoria Marcos. I read it as the bedtime story with my child last night. We both liked it. Otters are always a hit in our household, and this book was no exception.  And at only 19 pages long, it was cute pictures and short, concise tidbits of information that kept her attention.

One of the things that I liked about it was how the author stops every couple of pages in the last half of the book to ask questions about what the kids just read. This sort of immediate stop-and-recall works better for my child than waiting for a list of questions in the back of the book. She also doesn’t do too much of it in My Favorite Animals: Otters so it didn’t become all about the learning experience to my kid, even though she was being asked to think.

This is definitely a beginner’s book on the animals, but even older kids will enjoy at least looking at the pictures. It’s a nice quick read that is well thought out and easy for a young reader to read independently or with an adult.

The formatting on My Favorite Animals: Otters was a bit unique for me. It happens to be the first one that I’ve read on my kindle where you were meant to hold the book sideways. Now, this doesn’t play into my rating for the book at all, but I do feel like there’s a little bit of charm lost in viewing this on a regular Kindle/Kindle Paperwhite. On a Fire, where you can actually see the colors, My Favorite Animals: Otters has got to be a lot more eye-catching and ‘aww’ worthy.

  • Title: My Favorite Animals: Otters
  • Series: My Favorite Animals
  • Author: Victoria Marcos
  • ASIN: B01JHACY9S
  • Publisher: Xist Publishing
  • Pub. Date: July 25th, 2016
  • Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book from Netgalley for review consideration.
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