It's time for Fergus the young otter to leave home. During his journey along the riverbank he meets all sorts of new creatures, both friend and foe -- a robin, a butterfly, some dogs who chase him and, strangest of all, a prickly hedgehog. But will he find a new, safe place to make a home and friends of his own kind?
This is a sweet story which will delight any animal-loving child.
Fergus the otter travels along the riverbank to find a new home, meeting all sorts of new creatures along the way.
'Steven's warm story is sympathetically illustrated by Crowe as she brings the countryside to life.'
-- The Scotsman
'A delightful picture book nature story about a Scottish otter named Fergus who searches for a friend and a new home. Sensitively illustrated with detailed paintings of Scottish wild country and animals that inhabit it.'
-- Midwest Book Review
'Charming illustrations grace this story of Fergus, the otter who leaves home to make a new life.'
-- The Yellow Brick Road
'Beautifully illustrated with a fine eye for natural detail.'
-- School Librarian
'Lovely to look at, and written with a elegant and eloquent simplicity, this book has a charm that is likely to interest and appeal to children in the 6 to 8+ age-range. Their eyes will be brightly opened.'
-- Trevor Dickinson, School Librarian
Kenneth Steven is a poet and children's author based in Perthshire, Scotland. Much of his inspiration comes from nature; he loves walking and exploring in the countryside. Twenty of his books have been published over the years and his children's books have been translated into over a dozen languages. He visits many schools to give readings and to run writing workshops. Louise Crowe studied children's book illustration at Chelsea college of art and design. She has worked in many areas, including children's educational films and book publishing. Her love of nature has lead to numerous projects for a large London council helping to engage children with nature.