Otter Goes to School, written and illustrated by Sam Garton, tells the story of ambitious little Otter dressing up as a teacher and starting her very own school.

Her stuffed animal friends all have a special talent they seem to excel at. But when her student Teddy has trouble finding out what he’s good at Otter makes it her mission to find Teddy a role in her classroom.

Soft illustrations and a familiar narrative make this picture book a good way to quell back-to-school blues. It offers supportive messages and eases fears of school jitters with sincere reassurance.

Reading fun picture books like this will bring your child one step closer to reaching the 1000 Books B4 Kindergarten milestone. For information on the library’s early literacy program inspiring kids to reach up high, visit or any Cobb County Public Library.

Celebrate Going Back to School with a Picture Book
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