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Pup 681

Pup 681

A Sea Otter Rescue Story

Jean Reidy; illustrations by Ashley Crowley

Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)


A heartwarming sea otter rescue story.

Washed ashore alone, a tiny sea otter pup needs help! Soon, a rescuer is there, to take her in and keep her warm and fed. The pup faces challenges in her new life without her sea otter family. But with the love and care of her rescuer, she flourishes in her new home. Inspired by a true story, Pup 681 is a heartwarming and hopeful tale about family and love.


Praise for Pup 681

"Unabashedly adorable." —Kirkus Reviews, starred review, on Pup 681

"otter enthusiasts will likely enjoy the tender relationship between 681 and her attentive caregiver " —Publishers Weekly on Pup 681

"The energetic rhyme and bright paintings make this a natural storytime crowd-pleaser." —School Library Journal on All Through My Town

"Richard Scarry has some competition . . . The acrylic illustrations are bright and busy, full of details to spot . . . Charming appeal." —Kirkus Reviews on All Through My Town


Reviews from Goodreads

Jean Reidy; illustrations by Ashley Crowley

Jean Reidy is the author of several picture books--including Pup 681 and When the Snow Is Deeper Than My Boots Are Tall--with many more on the way! She is a two-time winner of the Colorado Book Award and lives right across the street from her local library, which she visits nearly every day.

A former police officer, Ashley Crowley found his passion in children's books. He is the author-illustrator of the Officer Panda books and the illustrator of The Boy and the Blue Moon, by Sara O'Leary. Ashley lives with his son, Frankie, in Suffolk, United Kingdom.

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