UA Press releases new children's book, 'Ollie's First Year'

by Michelle Saport  |   

The University of Alaska Press announces the release of a new children's book, Ollie's First Year, written by Jonathan London and illustrated by Jon Van Zyle.

Ollie's First Year is a lively wildlife adventure that captures the wonder and delight elicited by the playful otter. The book follows Ollie the Otter through a year of new experiences, from swimming lessons to foraging practice to capers with his littermates. His budding knowledge of the world is put to the test when he is separated from his family and must travel through the forest alone. Luckily, a joyful reunion awaits.

Longtime children's book author Jonathan London and well-known Alaska illustrator Jon Van Zyle team up again to bring Ollie's story to life with vibrant illustrations and text perfect for ages 2-6. Author notes about otter biology and habitat along with tips for keeping their environment safe will teach younger readers about wildlife and inspire them to protect it.

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