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I am Oliver the Otter: A Tale from our Wild and Wonderful Riverbanks

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My mother went into domestic service at 14 and hated it. It was the only option open to her. She had been offered a scholarship to a good school. But her own mother was widowed, with five children, and couldn’t afford to equip my mum to go. It was sad for her. She was capable of a lot more, in my opinion. I inherited a love of English and writing from my mother. I loved writing from the time I could do it. Mum encouraged me and I got lots of praise. My writing usually finished up on the wall of the classroom, which made me want to do it even more. I am Oliver the Otter: A Tale from our Wild and Wonderful Riverbanks - Signed Copy quantity Add to basket Raff loved hearing about Oliver the Otters life on the river and the different animals within the same family! He loves facts and so was fascinated the entire time.

I’d like to be young and lustrous. I’d rather not look like such a craggy old bird. But there’s not much you can do about getting older.Pam performs her solo stage show throughout the UK, and has toured Australia and New Zealand regularly since 1978. She is one of a select few female comedians to have played the Sydney Opera House Concert Hall. She has appeared at many Literary and Arts Festivals throughout the UK including Hay, Cheltenham, Edinburgh Fringe, and overseas in Hong Kong and Dubai.

A heart-warming, rhyming story about a little otter called Oliver, written by bestselling poet Pam Ayres, author of The Last Hedgehog. I received an advance reader copy of this book to read in exchange for an honest review via netgalley and the publishers. The thing I’m most scared of is losing my capabilities. I have one arthritic finger but I can write, draw, paint, play the piano, read music, sew, knit and garden. I’m afraid of succumbing to the diseases of old age, losing the ability to do those lovely things.I’ve been married to my husband for 40 years. The secret to a happy marriage? A good sense of humour. Pam Norfolk, Lancashire Post As well as featuring stunning pictures by illustrator Nicola O'Byrne, the book issues an important plea to children to help look after waterways and free them from pollution. It is sure to delight children aged two to 10.

A rhyming picture book about a little otter called Oliver – written by the bestselling Pam Ayres and illustrated by the award-winning Nicola O’Byrne. and is lovely to read aloud. The illustrations by Nicola O'Byrne are just glorious, and the combination of poet and artist has produced a book any child, or adult who likes to read to others, would love to own. This beautiful picture book with glorious illustrations by Nicola O'Byrne tells the tale of Oliver the Otter. Oliver tells us about his life on the riverbank, his friends and cousins (not all look like an otter! But there are love sea otters). He meets another otter, a girl called Ottilie, with whom he becomes friends and they become parents.I am Oliver the Otter intermingles poetry and facts to foster discussions about nature, conservation, and the significance of maintaining clean waterways. It encourages readers to think about how human actions can affect wildlife and underscores our responsibilities towards preserving their natural habitats. Oliver, a solitary otter, enjoys swimming and scampering along the waterways. His life changes when he encounters an otter named Ottilie among the green rushes. Their bond grows into friendship and eventually parenthood, changing Oliver's once solitary existence. Pam appears regularly on TV, most recently on BBC’s Springwatch, Celebrity Antiques Road Trip, Celebrity Mastermind, and a programme about her time in the WRAF in the recent BBC Women at War series. On radio Pam appears regularly on BBC Radio 4’s Just A Minute, and 2018 will see her recording the sixth series of her own Ayres on the Air for Radio 4. From 1st July 2021, VAT will be applicable to those EU countries where VAT is applied to books - this additional charge will be collected by Fed Ex (or the Royal Mail) at the time of delivery. Shipments to the USA & Canada: This is a really lovely picture book, with beautiful illustrations and facts woven into the rhyming lines. It would be an ideal gift for any small child (or grown up otter lovers!)

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