Fergus Finds a Friend
Its time for Fergus the young otter to leave home. As he sets out along the riverbank, he meets many new creatures, from playful butterflies to barking dogs. Will he find a safe place to make a home and friends of his own kind?
A charming story from Perthshire-based childrens writer Kenneth Steven, inspired by
the Scottish countryside.
'From Kenneth Steven and Louise Crowe comes the charming Fergus Finds a Friend. Fergus is a young otter leaving home to begin his own adventure. As he follows the river, he meets many other creatures. Most are friendly but a few are scary and Fergus begins to feel alone and afraid. However, all ends happily as Fergus finds a new home and a new friend. Steven's warm story is sympathetically illustrated by Crowe as she brings the countryside to life.'
-- The Scotsman
'"Fergus Finds a Friend" is 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, "Fergus Finds a Friend" is an adventure tale with a happy ending that will appeal to children age 3 and up. "Fergus Finds a Friend" is part of a series of Scottish picture books for young children called Picture Kelpies.'
-- Midwest Book Review
'Charming illustrations grace this story of Fergus, the otter who leaves home to make a new life. He meets lots of creatures, and finds a home and a friend. The Scottish setting is neat.'
-- The Yellow Brick Road
'Beautifully illustrated with a fine eye for natural detail, the slim picture story book tells the story of Fergus who, leaving his otter home, has a range of interesting encounters as he explores his riverbank.
'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