It’s Nice to Be an Otter

Board book, 6 x 6, 20 pages,
with full-color
photos throughout.
ISBN: 9781597143356.

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Text by Molly Woodward; Photographs by Tom and Pat Leeson

It’s nice to be a sea otter sharing all the news; floating with a friend or two until it’s time to snooze! This board book introduces babies and toddlers to a very adorable animal. Playful, rhyming text takes us through a day in the life of an otter, supplemented by fun facts for parents to share with youngsters. With plenty of photographs to coo over and a gentle message of habitat conservation—it’s nice to be an otter in a clean ocean—this book will charm children and parents alike.


Molly Woodward is a freelance editor by day and a children’s book writer by night, guided by her three-year-old editor, Mae. A past member of Heyday’s editorial staff, Molly also wrote The Babies and Doggies Book and The Babies and Kitties Book, two more board books starring adorable animals.

Tom and Pat Leeson are a husband and wife team whose photographs have appeared in hundreds of US and foreign publications, including National Geographic Society, Time, National Wildlife Federation, Audubon, and Sierra. They live in Vancouver, Washington, with their daughter, Laura.