Hello!, I'm Otto. I masquerade as a human, while using my dad's given name Daniel, as my pen name. I did this because no one would publish a story written by a baby otter named Otto. Whenever I try to do something the big people do, dad tells me he'll let me do it when I grow up. Growing up takes forever! Everything I create is drawn from personal experiences & my imagination. Dad used to say I let my imagination run away with me. Not true. I run away with my imagination 'cause it's more fun, not vice versa. Because I'm an orphan now, I spend more time these days imagining things & writing about them, 'cause dad hasn't been around lately. Just keep in touch by reading my up-and-coming stories. They're about all the things I do with new family or animal friends. I've been a sky diver, logger, sky writing pilot, telephone lineman, train engineer, race car driver, astronaut, singer & poet or was it just a dream? Find out about my experiences or fantasies by reading my tall tales. Oh yeah! I also went to school, so I could also be a writer. Hang in there! There's more animal fun to come.
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Cleaver McBeaver & The Great Tornado
This young Scottish Beaver so amazes humans and other beavers that he is enshrined in the Hall of Fame for his human-like abilities & astonishing feats. From tragedy to self discovery to beaver love, young Cleaver goes from local celebrity logger to green conscious mason due to a revolutionary vision.
Another 90 Day FREE Trial Period Has Been Extended! - Until 5 Jan 2015. A sweet children's short story about possibility. An engaging tale about an imaginary dream cat living on the moon, who as it turn out, may not be so imaginary.
The Birdies Four
Another 90 Days FREE until 5 Jan 2015. Lovely short story of a Cockatiel, named Timber, who is smitten by a Lovebird named Beauty. When he hears the melodic sound of her voice, Timber is inspired to write songs specifically to win her over. Love, as usual, prevails over all obstacles when they are married and have singing quadruplets. The children's talents bring their family celebrity and wealth.
Fearless The Cat
A rhyming and charming short story about a can-do little kitty who plays, dreams and schemes his way into the hearts of both adults and children alike. A simple story of actively living without fear or regret.
Otto Otter, Sunna Hedgehog & The Premonitions Of Mr. Sun
A fairy tale of two naive little animals, who grow up quickly after mistakenly going to the city without a chaperone. Otto Otter & Sunna Hedgehog quickly learn they are alone & without means. Then, needless foot injuries hamper their speedy return home. A misguided outing turns into a great mistake. Sunna's Godfather, Mister Sun, then gives inspirational counsel to their careers & self esteem.
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