Pat is an adorable little sea otter. She likes turning up
her toes and floating in the sea, chasing fish and asking
a hundred and one questions. One day Pat makes friends with
another otter, called Bobby. The two enjoy playing and exploring
together, until their lives are unexpectedly turned upside
down when they get caught up in a storm and washed ashore
on an island. Suddenly Pat doesn't have time to ask any questions,
and even if she did, no one would know the answers. This time
Pat just has to find things out for herself, to get back home
to her family again...
Otter Who Wanted to Know is another heart-warming story
from best-selling author Jill Tomlinson, whose books have
been hugely popular for nearly 30 years. Told in clear, simple
language, this audio book is ideal for young listeners who
can identify with the baby animals and their adventures.
biggest problem I had with this release was the fact that
Maureen Lipman insists (as she has with all previous releases)
on providing voices with a regional dialect. Now, I know this
probably makes sense - to provide an accent of the region
of the world where the creatures come from (even if she wasn't
so accurate with previous releases) but I found this to be
distracting and a little cringeworthy.
really don't understand the point of this. For example, the
penguins in The
Penguin Who Wanted to Find Out seemed to originate
from Liverpool - mainly because I suppose no one would recognise
a regional accent. Thank goodness there's no The Elephant
that Wanted to Remember or the Dragon that wanted to
be Chased. I'd hate to hear Lipman provide racist Indian
and Chinese accents.
don't think you've witnessed a grammatical error when Sam's
mother makes a reference to "octopuses" - this is
one of three ways of referring to more than one octopus (the
other two being the popular "octopi" and the rarer
be honest I didn't really think that much to this release
- it's just more of the same really from the Tomlinson stable
of animal stories. Kid's will probably enjoy it, but any adults
who have to listen to it too will probably go insane.