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  • Hodder Children's Books

The Utterly Otterleys

Mairi Hedderwick

9 Reviews

Rated 0

For National Curriculum Early Years, Interest age: from c 3 years, Fiction, Picture storybooks

Brand-new characters from the creator of Katie Morag! Meet the otter family and join in their search for the perfect new home.

The Utterly Otterley family live in a cosy burrow near the river where everything is just about perfect. Until Pa Utterly Otterley wakes up one morning and decides it's time to find a new home.

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Praise for The Utterly Otterleys

  • Delightful story of an otter family and, as ever, charming illustrations. - The Times

  • In the Otterleys Mairi Hedderwick has a found a spirited animal alternative to the much-loved Katie Morag and her family, while her watery, winter landscapes full of wildlife are as delightful as ever. - Julia Eccleshare, The Guardian

  • The lovely watercolour drawings and rhyming narrative makes this a charming book that is bound to be a delightful read and family favourite. - The Lady

  • Mairi Hedderwick is 'a great storyteller.' - Shelf Life: Scottish Book Trust Quarterly


  • 'A feast of visual detail and a simple child centred text work prefectly together to create a rhytmic book for sharing' - Reading Evening Post

  • 'The appeal of this particular book lies in the simple text, which is very child-friendly and in the tiny details in the illustrations.' - Writing Magazine

  • Exquisite watercolour pictures, full of movement and detail are matched by economic, evocative prose in this delightful tale of a family of otters who are on the move, in search for a new home. - Carousel

  • ...a gently story which is ideal for bedtime reading with young children and the washed out watercolour illustrations add to the calming mood. -

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