Ollie's First Year by Jonathon London, illustrations by Jon Van Zyle is a frolic through the first year of this charming otter's life. Through the beautiful seasons we follow Ollie from his first dip in the river to playing with his siblings to an almost catastrophic trip down the river in winter.
The realistic paintings, which I think are oil or acrylic, are breathtaking. My favorite is the autumn scene. For children that love to read about real animals, this is a terrific addition for Preschool to third graders.