Sea Otter Inlet

SeaOtterInletPaperback editionWritten and illustrated by Celia Godkin
Selected by Parent Council Ltd (Texas) as "outstanding" in 1998

Award-winning author-illustrator Celia Godkin explores the world of the sea otter and its relationships with the inhabitants of the kelp forest in her newest creation.

Bold paintings depict the mysteries of sea otter territory, the intervention of human predators, and the consequences of an ecosystem out of balance.

Ms. Godkin's illustrations combine precise scientific detail with lush full colour representation in an irresistible picture book for readers of all ages.

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"Nothing about Sea Otter Inlet is heavy handed or didactic. This picture book takes its readers from destruction to regeneration in a graceful, gentle story notable for its hopefulness … Godkin has a way with paint as well as words" –- The Globe & Mail

"The somewhat muted colour palette nicely refects both the quiet tone of the text and the story’s underwater atmosphere. The charmingly drawn otters pull readers in, but the other residents of the kelp bed have their own appeal as well, and make each page a visual delight." –- School Library Journal

"… a gorgeous new picture book that seems almost too beautiful to be on the information book shelf… Luminous mixed media works done in watercolour and coloured pencil, [the artwork is] absolutely breathtaking on the large books double page spreads." –- starred review, The Quill & Quire

"This book provides an excellent way to introduce children to the complex concept of the web of life." -- Parent Council Ltd (Texas)

"The illustrations complement minimal text making this ecology lesson easy to understand, hard to forget and marvelous to behold." -- Lynne T. Burke, Carolina Parent, Maryland Family Magazine, and South Florida Parenting magazine

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