Otter Tales by Kathleen Morrissey

We received a complementary copy of the book, “Otter Tales” by Kathleen Morrissey for our review.  All opinions are our own and not influenced in any way.


Otter Tales


Our Review:


As an adult I can look back on my childhood and recall moments when my parents told me to listen and not to do something and I did it anyway!  I mean isn’t that what being a kid is all about?


In Otter Tales, we are introduced to Sammy, Swiftly and Newsome who are three Otter brothers living in Doe Bay, which is on Orcas Islands, which is a part of the San Juan Islands in Washington State.


These young otters are the typical little boys who love exploring, swimming, hunting for food and who are on the constant hunt for adventure.   One day they decide to do some exploring on their own, even after their Mother tells them not to go.


At first the otters were enjoying their day and then suddenly they were put into danger.  Had they listening to their Mom, they wouldn’t be in the situation they were in.
This book talked about what can happen when you don’t listen and why it’s not safe to just go off without letting parents know which are two very important life lessons.  I am always looking for books that have lessons entwined in the story.
The Otter Tales would be a neat little book to add to your child’s libruary.


About the Book:


No one likes to learn lessons the hard way. Fortunately, Kathleen Morrissey makes teaching essential lessons to children fun.

In her new book, “Otter Tales,” Morrissey teaches children about otter behavior while instilling the moral that parents know what’s best for their children.

When three young otters are left to their own devices they are bound to get into trouble, not unlike three children. The lessons they learn along the way however, will keep them safe from the hidden dangers in and out of the sea.

Morrissey’s inspiration derives from one particular experience with otters on one of her many family outdoor adventures to the San Juan Islands.

“All my books carry themes related to family, vacations, animals and adventures,” Morrissey said. “They also include being safe, watching out for one another, and following sound safety rules.”

The author hopes children will grow a further appreciation for their parents’ role and discover the many adventures that can be had in nature, whether camping, hiking or picnicking. They are all great ways to experience the wide array of animal and plant life with which we share the planet.


“Otter Tales”
By: Kathleen Morrissey
ISBN: 978-1-4969-5304-9
Softcover: $11.95
E-book: $3.99
Available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble and AuthorHouse


About the Author:
Kathleen Morrissey is the author of three other childrens’ books, “Walter and Mike Get Their Own Fun Park Pool,” “Bunny Foodie Adventures” and “The Lonely Noodle.” She is devoted to her family and has enjoyed taking trips with them for over 40. Morrissey currently resides outside of Seattle.



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