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Written by Donna M. Bateman
Charlesbridge Publishing, 2007
ISBN 978-1-57091-596-3


Deep in the swamp, in the warm morning sun,
Lived a mother river otter and her little pup One.
“Splash!” said the mother. “I splash,” said the One.
So they splashed and they played in the warm morning sun.

Welcome to the Okefenokee Swamp, where baby critters and their mothers merrily splash, swim, trill, snooze, bask, soar, zip, jump, climb and scurry all day long. From mammals to reptiles to birds ato insects, learn about the animals that inhabit this lush environment. Light-filled paintings beautifully capture the atmosphere and critters of the Okefenokee Swamp. Also included is a helpful guide to swamp flora and fauna.

•  2008 Southern Independent Booksellers Association (SIBA) Award
•  IRA / CBC Children’s Choice Award