Oran the Curious Otter

Lynne Rickards; Illustrated by Abigail Hookham

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  • An adorable otter pup has a big adventure in this charming rhyming story
  • Oran the otter learns about the wonders of the ocean, and the dangers, thanks to new friend Camille the seal
  • A tale of friendship and courage, with a gentle message about ocean conservation
  • From the author of the bestselling Skye the Puffling, Harris the Hero and Rowan the Red Squirrel

Oran the curious otter pup makes new friends and shows true courage on his first time exploring the big sea. An adorable rhyming adventure from the author of Skye the Puffling, with charming illustrations of Scottish sea life.

230 x 265 mm
Floris Books
Picture Kelpies
colour illustrations
Age Range:
From 3 to 6 years
28 pages
Publication date:
24 Feb 2022


Oran the curious otter pup is visiting the big sea for the very first time. When exploring underwater he meets Camille the seal who shows him the wonders of the sea, and what to watch out for! But when Camille's in danger, can Oran rescue his new friend?

Written in Lynne Rickards' signature rhyme, this is a charming tale of friendship and courage with a gentle message about ocean conservation. Abigail Hookham's dynamic illustrations of Scottish sea life and charming seascapes are full of detail and character.

From the author of best-selling Skye the Puffling and Rowan the Red Squirrel, Oran the Curious Otter is a fun and affectionate celebration of Scotland's coast and its creatures.


Lynne Rickards was born in Canada and has called Scotland home for over twenty years. She grew up reading Dr Seuss books and as a result she enjoys writing in rhyme. Lynne is the author of many much-loved picture books including Lewis Clowns Around, Harris the Hero, Skye the Puffling, Rowan the Red Squirrel and Willow the Wildcat. Lynne lives in Glasgow, Scotland.

Abigail Hookham began her artistic career as a game designer before realising that she really wanted to illustrate children's books. She graduated in Children's Literature and Illustration from Goldsmiths, University of London. She is now an illustrator and artist based in Lincolnshire, England. Oran the Curious Otter is her first picture book.

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