|Otter (Lighthouse family)|
Author: Rylant, Cynthia
#6: A family of animals that lives in a lighthouse helps an otter, whose sister is trapped in an old fishing net.
|Accelerated Reader Information:|
Interest Level: LG
Reading Level: 4.60
Points: .5 Quiz: 182213
Full Text Reviews:
Booklist - 05/15/2016 Members of the Lighthouse family (Pandora the cat, Seabold the dog, and their children, mice Whistler, Lila, and Tiny) are enjoying a peaceful summer day when an otter named Dooley clangs the buoy bell. He asks for their help in rescuing his sister Dottie, who is struggling to free herself from an abandoned fishing net. Quickly forming a plan, Seabold sends dolphins to fetch a school of sawfish, who slowly cut through the ropes while the sun sets and Lila comforts Dottie. A few days later, the two otters visit the family to thank their new friends. Reading a story from the Lighthouse Family early-chapter-book series means stepping into a distinctive fantasy world, where family, friends, and strangers help one another and, in the end, all is well. After explaining how this unusual family came together, Rylant’s precisely worded text sets the tone and defines the action for their latest adventure. Black-and-white pencil drawings illustrate the tale with grace and style. A beguiling new entry in a quiet, satisfying series. - Copyright 2016 Booklist.