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Mr Otter and The River

Monday 11th-Saturday 30th October 2021

Mr Otter and his friends, Needles the Hedgehog and The Squirrel have lived peacefully by the river for years. Their lives trundle on from day to day with nothing much happening and that’s the way they like it. But, one day, the riverbank quiet is interrupted by loud bangs and crashes. Mr Otter is not happy about this and he and his friends set off to investigate the source of all that noise. He sets off expecting to give someone a stern telling-off but ends up being introduced to new friends. Soon he will find that he needs their help and that he has to rely on others. He learns that solid friendship can be found in unexpected places.

Written and illustrated by Jane Smith.
Full colour. Soft back book. 32 pages plus cover. Fully illustrated throughout.
All images and text are copyright of the author - 2021
Printed in New Zealand by Copy Press, Annesbrook, Nelson.

Reading age - I don’t really believe in ‘reading ages’. If my parents felt a book was worth reading I was handed it and sent off to get on with it. This book can be read to children as young as five and 8+ years could read it themselves.
The book is for sale at the Gallery and also online at in their bookshop.

Family Friendly Free


October 11–30


10 am to 4pm


Wall To Wall Art
112 Bridge Street, Nelson
Easy parking in Farmers Car Park off Collingwood St. Right in the Nelson CBD

Tickets, Bookings and Entry


Ph. 0276954433

Additional Info

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