Odder Author:Katherine Applegate, Charles Santoso (Illustrator) Meet Odder, the Queen of Play: — Nobody has her moves. — She doesn’t just swim to the bottom, — she dive-bombs. — She doesn’t just somersault, — she triple-doughnuts. — She doesn’t just ride the waves, — she makes them. — Odder spends her days off the coast of central California, practicing her underwater acrobatics and spinning the qu... more »irky stories for which she’s known. She’s a fearless daredevil, curious to a fault. But when Odder comes face-to-face with a hungry great white shark, her life takes a dramatic turn, one that will challenge everything she believes about herselfâand about the humans who hope to save her.
Inspired by the true story of a Monterey Bay Aquarium program that pairs orphaned otter pups with surrogate mothers, this poignant and humorous tale told in free verse examines bravery and healing through the eyes of one of nature’s most beloved and charming animals.« less
An absolute delight! For a few short hours, I was in sea otter world and I was thoroughly fascinated. Although it might look like poetry, it reads like a regular story complete with lovable otter characters. Odder was based on real life studies at the Monterey Bay Aquarium, and now I can get my otter fix via their otter-cams. This is a true gem for kids and adults! 4.5 stars