Oscar Otter

Oscar Otter

Nathaniel Benchley Arnold Lobel / Feb 26, 2020

Oscar Otter With the aid of a friendly beaver a daring little otter saves himself from being eaten by a hungry fox and learns the wisdom of listening to his father s advice Best of the Best Books SLJ C

  • Title: Oscar Otter
  • Author: Nathaniel Benchley Arnold Lobel
  • ISBN: 9780060204723
  • Page: 100
  • Format: Hardcover
  • With the aid of a friendly beaver, a daring little otter saves himself from being eaten by a hungry fox and learns the wisdom of listening to his father s advice Best of the Best Books 1966 1978 SLJ Children s Books of 1966 Library of Congress

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    About "Nathaniel Benchley Arnold Lobel"

      • Nathaniel Benchley Arnold Lobel

        Born in Newton, Massachusetts to a literary family, he was the son of Gertrude Darling and Robert Benchley 1889 1945 , the noted American writer, humorist, critic, actor, and one of the founders of the Algonquin Round Table in New York City.Nathaniel Benchley was the highly respected author of many children s juvenile books that provided learning for the youthful readers with stories of various animals or through the book s historical settings Benchley dealt with diverse locales and topics such as Bright Candles , which recounts the experiences of a 16 year old Danish boy during the German occupation of his country in World War II and Small Wolf , a story about a Native American boy who meets white men on the island of Manhattan and learns that their ideas about land are different from those of his own peoples.Film director producer, Norman Jewison made Benchley s 1961 novel The Off Islanders into a motion picture titled The Russians Are Coming, the Russians Are Coming for which he received the nomination for an Academy Award for Writing Adapted Screenplay He was a close friend of actor Humphrey Bogart and wrote his biography in 1975.Benchley s novel Welcome to Xanadu was made into the 1975 motion picture Sweet Hostage.His elder son, Peter Benchley 1940 2006 , was a writer best known for writing the novel Jaws and the screenplay of the 1975 Steven Spielberg film made from it His younger son, Nat Benchley, is a writer and actor who has portrayed his grandfather, Robert Benchley, in a one man, semi biographical stage show, Benchley Despite Himself The show was a compilation of Robert Benchley s best monologues, short films, radio rantings and pithy pieces as recalled, edited, and acted by his grandson Nat, and combined with family reminiscences and friends perspectives Nathaniel Benchley died in 1981 in Boston, Massachusetts and was interred in the family plot at Prospect Hill Cemetery in Nantucket.


    1. I like this story so much I had to read it twice just to make sure. Oscar Otter thinks he can climb a mountain on his own without getting lost in the forest. Little does he know such animals as the local fox, the mountain lion and a moose want him for breakfast! Watch out, Oscar! Very good for kids.

    2. Another gem I found while weeding the beginning readers. It's really funny, and I think it would make a fun read-aloud. It might even be a good story to memorize and tell, but then you'd miss out on the Lobel illustrations, which are, per usual, fantastic.

    3. This was one of my very favorite books when I was a child. I LOVED IT! I can still recite the first line or two: "Oscar the Otter was a young otter. He lived by the side of the pond." My mother must have had this book burned into her eyeballs by the time I outgrew it--and I hope to do the same for my children someday.

    4. I bought this book on a whim because I like otters. ha! it was SO much fun! The artwork is pretty minimal, but it's beautiful. And the moose is my favorite character! What a fun book. Definitely read this with your kids or if you're an adult like me and you want to just enjoy five minutes of a cute book.

    5. Oscar Otter has a simple plot with a traditional moral to it's story. I really enjoyed the simple ink pen and watercolor illustrations with short word phrases, making it both a figurative and literal page-turner.

    6. Silly story about an otter who disobeys his father and goes off to have an exciting adventure. I'm not sure if this was meant to teach a lesson or what, but I wasn't overly impressed.

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