The other day, Teddy and I asked Otter Keeper how many days were left before our book comes out (we usually ask this question at least 4 or 5 times each day), and he said he had some good news! It turns out he’s finally finished the last bit, which is the front cover. Although the book still won’t be out until next year, he says we are allowed to show everyone the cover next Tuesday, October 8!

But the best news of all is that he says we can celebrate by holding a competition! Otter Keeper may be a slow colourer, but I have to admit he has some very fun ideas. He says the competition will be a quiz, and even better, he let ME choose the questions! I’ve decided there will be 3 winners, and for prizes, each winner will get a copy of our book (signed by me!). I thought about also offering a weekend holiday with Teddy as a prize…but I realised I’d miss him too much.

Otter Keeper has put me in charge of the competition, so we’ve set up our Important Competition Headquarters in the hallway. If you want to enter, just fill in the questions below! (Only Giraffe and Pig have entered so far). You can enter the competition until next Tuesday morning, when we’ll announce the 3 winners AND show everyone the cover!

Good luck! (I can tell you now that Giraffe hasn’t won. He got a question wrong, even though I helped him.)


Sorry everyone, but the best competition ever is now closed! Don’t worry, we’ll have another one soon.




  1. Renate October 1, 2013 at 12:06 pm

    Wonderful competition!!!! Loving your choice of questions!!!! Can’t wait for the book here.
    Sending big hugs to you and Teddy from Germany.

  2. JanetReid October 1, 2013 at 12:12 pm

    I think Giraffe is egging Teddy on.

  3. Fenris October 1, 2013 at 12:34 pm

    How excellent. I’ve just found these stories and they are perfect for my nephews. They also have a Teddy who gets them in to trouble!

  4. Willoughby Chase October 1, 2013 at 12:35 pm


  5. Teddy's Distant Cousin October 1, 2013 at 12:42 pm

    Did Teddy (with help from Otter) invent TED talks? I think so. They’re named after him. These were really hard questions! But we loved taking part and can’t wait to enjoy the whole book when it’s in the shops.

  6. Alison October 1, 2013 at 12:43 pm

    I am delighted by the news of the book! Don’t get tired signing all of those copies, Otter!

  7. Brooks October 1, 2013 at 1:02 pm

    So nice to see Giraffe finally front and center on Otter’s homepage. Hopefully he won’t mess this up!

  8. Anonymous October 1, 2013 at 1:13 pm

    Otterly awesome competition! Ps. I had to give Teddy 5 stars as he’s so good at helping make toast.. what’s that? You’re picking the winners Teddy? Please see note above, Teddy 😀

  9. Catherine October 1, 2013 at 1:22 pm

    What a fun competition with very interesting questions – I give it five stars!

  10. Ruth October 1, 2013 at 1:23 pm

    YAY! I like this kind of quiz, just my level 😉

    Great news on the final colouring moments! If there aren’t too many words I might be able to translate the book into Dutch. Xx

  11. Mandy Foot October 1, 2013 at 1:24 pm

    Otterly awesome competition! Ps. I had to give Teddy 5 stars as he’s so good at helping make toast.. what’s that? You’re picking the winners Teddy? Please see note above, Teddy 😀

  12. Caroline October 1, 2013 at 1:49 pm

    What a fabby competition. Otter you are very clever to think of all those questions! I just can’t wait for your book to come out. I am going to make sure that all my friends get a copy so they can see how lovely you and Teddy are.

  13. Patty Blount October 1, 2013 at 2:07 pm

    I think this was a wonderful competition! I like to take quizzes. I’m so proud to know you and Teddy.

  14. Heidi Schulz October 1, 2013 at 2:57 pm

    Hooray!!!! Best Tuesday news ever! Even better than Friday newses!!

  15. Lara October 1, 2013 at 3:13 pm

    Wow, that was a whirlwind of fun! You should do more quizzes, Otter. Lxx

  16. Frances October 1, 2013 at 4:12 pm

    Well! That was incredibubbly exciting! I’m just glad I was sitting down to answer all the questions or I’d maybe have fallen over with excitement!!!

  17. otter October 1, 2013 at 4:37 pm

    Thank you Frances! It is a very exciting quiz. The testing process was very hard due to excessive levels of constant excitement. Teddy is still finding it hard to sleep!

  18. otter October 1, 2013 at 4:39 pm

    I’ll try! Otter Keeper usually puts a limit on everything that is fun, though. we are only allowed 15 toys in the bath at bath time (as an example)

  19. otter October 1, 2013 at 4:40 pm

    Thanks Heidi, Me and Teddy are pleased to have played a part in making Tuesday, more Friday like…

  20. otter October 1, 2013 at 4:40 pm

    Thanks Patty!! Glad you enjoyed the quiz (and gave me 5/5 stars!)

  21. otter October 1, 2013 at 4:41 pm

    Thanks so much Caroline, you sound like the best friend an Otter (or a Teddy) could ever have, ever! We might get the craft box out later and make you a badge!

  22. otter October 1, 2013 at 4:42 pm

    Teddy is grateful for his 5 stars, Mandy. He says thanks! He’s a little upset though as someone gave him 1 star……Teddy needs to get over it

  23. otter October 1, 2013 at 4:43 pm

    Thanks Ruth, we tried to make the quiz more fun than most other quizes. Luckily Otter Keeper says I am a natural quiz writer. I’m quite proud 🙂

  24. otter October 1, 2013 at 4:44 pm

    Wow, I didn’t think about rating the actual quiz out of 5 stars. What a fantastic idea!

  25. otter October 1, 2013 at 4:45 pm

    There he is, Giraffe!

  26. otter October 1, 2013 at 4:45 pm

    OH I won’t, I’ve got a special pen all ready!!!

  27. otter October 1, 2013 at 4:46 pm

    Ummm, I’m not too sure what Ted talks is? I don’t think he invented it as he doesn’t usually invent things without me.

  28. otter October 1, 2013 at 4:47 pm

    Thank you very much!!

  29. otter October 1, 2013 at 4:47 pm

    OH yes Fenris, Teddies get more people into trouble than you’d think. Especially mine, I’m teaching him to be better behaved though.

  30. otter October 1, 2013 at 4:48 pm

    I think he might just be, it’s hard to tell what Giraffe is thinking sometimes…

  31. otter October 1, 2013 at 4:49 pm

    Thanks Renate!! Hope you enjoyed the quiz! It was a very good quiz really, wasn’t it 🙂

  32. Kirsten October 1, 2013 at 6:12 pm

    What an excellent competition Otter, I hope you’ve had a wonderful time reading all the entries & comments.

  33. Jasper October 1, 2013 at 6:24 pm

    fantastic, can’t wait for the book. Oh, and by the way, i love your questions otter, very original!!!!

  34. Jasper October 1, 2013 at 6:25 pm

    fantastic, can’t wait for the book. Oh, and by the way, i love your questions otter, very original !!!!

  35. Sue Pownall October 1, 2013 at 8:10 pm

    Best competition ever Otter!

  36. otter October 1, 2013 at 8:36 pm

    Thanks Jasper, I always try to be original with quizzes. Which is why I’m so good at them!

  37. Valentina October 1, 2013 at 8:41 pm

    Thank you Otter!!! The quiz was fantastic and I reallyreallyreally love to rate things with the stars! It was amazing :3

  38. otter October 1, 2013 at 8:42 pm

    Thanks Sue. It was the best (and first) Otter competition. However, it’s been so much fun, I’m going to put in a request form with Otter Keeper to have one each day of the week. I see no reason it will be rejected. No logical reason anyway..

  39. otter October 1, 2013 at 8:43 pm

    Thanks Kirsten. I can’t read that fast, so I Otter Keeper says we will sit down together and he will read them. We’re going to have hot chocolate too…I love quizzes.

  40. otter October 1, 2013 at 9:06 pm

    Thanks Valentina, yep, you don’t get much more fun than rating things with stars…

  41. bev otter October 1, 2013 at 9:51 pm

    That was a brilliant competition and lots of fun. So happy about the book news. XXXXXX

  42. Louloute October 1, 2013 at 9:57 pm

    He ! He ! I’m so glad I uprated Teddy even without knowing he’d select the winners ! You did a great job, Otter, your quizz is amazing and, as ever, your comments are the best ! There is just a drawback (this is intentional although I’m not good in orthography as otters think bouncy and sinuously): if I share your fabulous quizz, there will be more competitors and I’ll have less chances to win ! This is very unfair and I’m sure Giraffe gave you this hint since she’s already off !
    Can’t wait seing the cover page !

  43. otter October 1, 2013 at 10:19 pm

    Hi Bev! Thanks so much… we can’t wait to get the book, it’s been sooooooooooooooo long. Hurry up next year!

  44. otter October 1, 2013 at 10:20 pm

    Hello Louloute! You do make some good points, but i’ve been thinking, and it’s OK because this is a magic competition. The more people enter the more chance you have of winning. I can’t really explain why.. I think it’s something to do with science. We can’t wait to see the cover page either!!!

  45. Emily October 2, 2013 at 8:33 am

    I am so looking forward to seeing your book, Otter! Can’t wait!!! And the quiz was the best ever!

  46. otter October 2, 2013 at 10:05 am

    Awww thanks Emily. I’m glad you liked the quiz, me and Teddy thought very hard about the questions. I think we did really well though, and I’m considering becoming a professional quiz maker (I just need to work out if that’s something it’s possible to be?)

  47. a fan October 2, 2013 at 10:35 am

    Otter you are just the best, I loved this competition almost as much as I love you! (and Teddy)

  48. Clare October 2, 2013 at 11:28 am

    Amazing guestions Otter, I hope I got them right. Can’t wait to see the cover…and the BOOK! xx

  49. margarita November 15, 2013 at 7:27 pm

    i love you otter and tedy

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