I Love You Like No Otter by Rose Rossner and illustrated by Sydney Hanson is a story about parents and children told with a number of clever animal references to fill out the sentences in which the parent animal depicted is describing how much they care for the child animal. From otters to mice to bears, there’s always an animal pun to be seen.
It’s a simple book, but it’s a cute one. Just as you see in the title, this short children’s story is peppered throughout with phrases similar to I Love You Like No Otter, using animal names and references to eke out a different meaning for the children reading it. Hopefully, no one’s child will begin spelling other like otter, though.
I loved the artwork in this book. Each animal is a wonderful amount of cute, though I’ll admit that I’d have preferred if the dog breed chosen hadn’t been a pug (I’ve never been a fan of smoosh-face dogs). Regardless, the illustrator did an amazing job of adorable-izing each of the animals portrayed in the story.
It’s a quick read that works well for any parent who wants something sweet and caring to read to their child. I wouldn’t say that the story offers much by way of learning or morals, but it’s still one that I enjoyed and would consider having on my shelf in the future. I imagine a great many kids falling in love with it rather easily.
I was provided a free copy of this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.