Jurassic World

Yesterday (Tuesday) was a very special day because Otter Keeper finally took us to see Jurassic World! The ‘day’ bit of Tuesday went quite slowly because we had to wait for Otter Keeper to get home from work.

While we waited, Teddy, Giraffe, and I practised being at the cinema by sitting on the sofa with the curtains closed and the light off. I had to get some other friends from the toy box to help (you need more than 3 people in a cinema for it to be realistic) and it was then that I came up with the idea of taking an extra friend to the (real) cinema with us. This is Derek — Derek is a dinosaur, and so I thought the film would be quite relevant for him.Derek The DinosaAfter Otter Keeper got home, we had to have dinner, but no one was hungry. Instead, I did a lot of talking about dinosaurs and cinemas and got quite tired. Otter Keeper made me sit on the sofa for a bit and I had some juice and then everything was OK.

A few things went wrong when it was time to leave. Firstly, Derek couldn’t come. Otter Keeper said you can only take 2 friends to the cinema! I wasn’t aware of this rule, but seeing as Derek is only an extra friend, this wasn’t too much of a problem. Secondly, at the very last minute Giraffe suddenly announced that he didn’t have his cinema outfit on! It was a disaster, until Otter Keeper said he didn’t think Giraffe actually had a cinema outfit. I asked Giraffe if he was telling the truth and it turns out he wasn’t. So, after that we all (minus Derek) got into the car.

In the cinema I sat next to Otter Keeper on one side and Giraffe and Teddy on the other. We all got big bags of popcorn, apart from Giraffe and Teddy. Otter Keeper said that if they wanted popcorn they’d have to share mine. (Luckily, after a quick discussion, they both decided they didn’t like popcorn anymore.)

Otter In Cinema

Jurassic World was probably the best film EVER, but I’m not entirely sure because I didn’t watch much of it. I wasn’t scared, I just didn’t feel like watching for all of the time. There are other fun things to do in the cinema, like play with your tail or think about the weekend. I really definitely wasn’t scared, though. Did you know that in real life dinosaurs don’t eat otters? I checked this with Otter Keeper a lot during the film. But not because I was scared, because I wasn’t scared… like I said.

When we got home, even though I really wasn’t scared of the film at all one tiny little bit, I decided it would be safer for everyone if Derek was restrained from now on. I felt a little bad, but Derek said he didn’t really mind because he was only an extra friend anyway.

Derek Restrained



  1. Wolfie June 24, 2015 at 4:13 pm

    Hi Otter!
    I’m glad to hear you had such a great time at the movies. Even though the dinosaurs in the movie were dangerous, restraining Derek is not really necessary. Derek is a triceratops, and they are herbivores, which mean that they only eat plants (and probably toast). So I think it is safe to release Derek. Besides, restraint is not a nice thing to do to anyone, especially a friend (even if they are an extra friend).

  2. Louloute Otter June 24, 2015 at 9:32 pm

    Hi Wolfie !
    I totally agree with you ! And since Derek is eating only grass, he wouldn’t even want some popcorn and he could have some nice dino stories to tell you won’t have to pay for like for cinema : you could make your own cinema with a real dinosaur and you can esteem yourself quite happy that he isn’t famous yet and doesn’t ask too much money for starring in it. You and Teddy could write your own scenario (and besides maybe you’d need me as a consultant – I know they’re are very well paid in the US and I still need some money for my holidays !). I find indeed that’s not normal they don’t have otters in dinosaur films since we look a bit like them when we walk around ! I think the best would be the reception when you show the film for the first time : I can already imagine what cool drink we’d imagine for it. The green double dino drink with a green glowstick and a moonrock inside ! This would really rock ! With the toast restaurant, you could open a movie bar with many pictures of you in the toast tutorial ! I’m sure Giraffe will become green from jealousy ! xxx

  3. Otto von Crimpoline June 24, 2015 at 11:15 pm

    I had my keeper read it to me, Lottie and Harry-P and Latte (he’s a cat) and we all enjoyed it very much. Why didn’t Giraffe and Teddy get special glasses?

  4. Linda June 24, 2015 at 11:16 pm

    Louloute has already said it all! I’ll bet you could make your own little dino movie and it would be wonderful! You don’t have to feature any carnivores, you know! A day in the park with the grass eating dinosaurs would be delightful!

  5. Jimmy Lee June 24, 2015 at 11:17 pm

    Hello Otter! I haven’t see this version of Jurassic Park, but I saw the first one, except I missed a lot because the back of the theatre was Very Interesting. And Rick kept telling me not to look. I hope Giraffe liked this version. The dinosaurs look very large. Maybe next time you come to the U.S., you can visit the La Brea Tar Pits in Los Angeles? All the dinosaurs got stuck there. It’s very interesting and none of the dinosaurs are able to chase you.

  6. Ley Holloway June 24, 2015 at 11:43 pm

    I would definitely not be a bit scared either, I just decided I was too busy to go to see it.

  7. Celeste June 25, 2015 at 7:05 am

    Otter! I’m so glad you had a great time at Jurassic World. Please tell Giraffe that my Giraffe Spencer has a cinema outfit as well!!

    So glad you like the film!!

  8. Nathan January 31, 2016 at 11:57 pm

    I love your otter stories so much because otters are my favourite animal and your stories are so funny. I spent all today reading all the books on your website.I hope you post some more stories soon. Will we get to meet Kate? BYE!

  9. Jeanna June 14, 2016 at 7:41 am

    Hi Otter! My dinosaur pal is named Chompers. But he is a very friendly dinosaur.

  10. Anonymous August 11, 2016 at 11:02 pm

    I think Otter was scared because during the movie he didn’t watch some of the parts of the movie and he kept saying he wasn’t scared.

  11. Oluwabukola Tinubu August 11, 2016 at 11:03 pm

    I think Otter was scared because during the movie he didn’t watch some of the parts of the movie and he kept saying he wasn’t scared.

  12. Eric August 25, 2016 at 10:00 pm

    Hey otter did you see the new ghostbusters if you did what ghost would you buster if you a ghostbuster

  13. Mommy October 30, 2016 at 1:51 am

    I love you otter! You are really realistic. I read otter in space with mommy and I loved it. Why was the author bitten by an otter?
    Love Evan, age 5 USA

  14. Ellis November 11, 2016 at 8:31 pm

    Hi Otter! I saw Jurassic World. It was awesome! (I didn’t see much of it either, as I was pretty far away from the screen.) Also, I’m not sure it’s the best idea to keep Derek restrained. He might feel sad later on, and even though he’s only an extra friend, he’s still your friend.

  15. Anonymous January 15, 2017 at 3:38 am

    Otter, that was the most silliest thing ever! And Giraff might have been lying about getting his movie outfit! Molly, love. Age 6

  16. Brian March 1, 2018 at 11:38 am

    Hi Otter! I like your stories. You are so cute! I hope you like the movie.

  17. Brian March 2, 2018 at 6:59 am

    Hi Otter! You’re so cute! Hope you enjoyed the movie!

  18. Brian March 2, 2018 at 11:29 am

    where is my comment?

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