Thursday, March 14, 2019

Wee Reads: The Sinking of Captain Otter by Troy Wilson and Maira Chiodi

Ever since Finn was born, and even before then, we would read to him. We wanted to show him reading from an early age. Now he loves us to read the same books, over, and over, and over. But it is the sweetest thing, when he likes to pick out a book and climb into our laps. 

The Sinking of Captain OtterThe Sinking of Captain Otter by Troy Wilson and Maira Chiodi 

Kelpy is an otter--and also a passionate sea captain. He builds himself a ship that he adores, from keel to cabin to crow's nest. All the other otters and pirates and sharks just laugh at Kelpy's ramshackle craft, but Kelpy sails on. Until one day on the high seas, he encounters a sailor even more laughable than himself--a petite butterfly pirate in a teeny-tiny boat.
Kelpy's laughter shifts to empathy when he realizes how much he has hurt the tiny pirate's feelings. So Kelpy decides to scuttle his beloved boat in a playful ploy to repair the emotional damage he's done. Along the way, an unlikely friendship (and rivalry) begins.
Packed with rhyme, repetition, and lots of humor, this is a read-aloud with a heartwarming message about following your dreams even in the face of ridicule and doubt, and how even an underdog can lift someone up.

Do you like this book?

No it's weird. I can't read the words. 

What's your favorite part of the book?

When he let's the butterfly sink his ship, but not really. He was nice to the butterfly.

What do you think of the cover?

I like the otter and the bird!

This is an absolutely adorable book about being yourself, and saying you don't care what other people think, as long as it makes you happy.

It's also a great book about being nice to others, and being selfless to help them out and make them happy. Even if it means giving up something that you love.

Finn didn't like this book because once again it was weird on the kindle. I know he'd love it if it was in actual book form. The artwork is cute, and I love the story.

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  1. this looks super cute. I think the formating of children's books on kindle can be a pain):

  2. It definitely looks really cute


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