Out of all the ‘Best Days Ever’ that we’ve had, today is the best one yet! – even Otter Keeper agrees! This is because we have just signed a deal with some very important people that make books (HarperCollins) and this means we will soon have a real book! (This also means me and Teddy will be famous).

When we first got the news I was a bit confused, so Otter Keeper sat down and explained everything to me. I didn’t understand most of it but Otter Keeper was so happy I didn’t mind. He then said we mustn’t let the fame go to our heads and become big headed, which was also a bit of a strange thing to say. However, this is apparently an unfortunate thing that can happen to you when you get famous.

I thought about everything for a while and decided that, as a precaution I had better measure Teddy’s head each day to make sure it isn’t getting any bigger. I don’t mind doing this, because measuring things (especially your friends’ heads) is always a fun thing to do. When I discussed this plan with Otter Keeper he found it really funny and at this point I also got a cuddle, which came at a good time because I was getting REALLY confused.

Otter Keeper says the first book will not be finished for a while yet, and this is a little sad. Otter Keeper is really good at colouring in, so why would it take this long?  I’ve asked him but he just says making a real book takes time.

The good news is, I’m going to show Otter Keeper that publishing a book should not be as confusing or take as long as he says it does. I’ve decided to publish my own Otter book. It’s going to be called ‘Otter’s Best Book Ever’ and I’m going to be publishing it myself next Wednesday using our printer. It’s a great plan and when I told Otter Keeper he laughed at me again.. and I got yet another cuddle.

So it turns out that although being famous can be really confusing, it’s actually a great thing because not only is it really easy to make other people laugh, you also get more cuddles than usual! If this is what being famous is like I may be beginning to understand why we are now expecting Teddy’s head to get bigger soon.

In fact I had better go and take a measurement of Teddy’s head now. I need to keep an eye on it as it would be very hard to go exploring under the sofa if Teddy’s head got much bigger. Otter Keeper says some famous people can get REALLY big heads.

teddy head measuring chart



  1. Becca August 1, 2012 at 10:12 am

    This really is ‘The Best News EVER!!’

  2. Heather aka Niftyknits August 1, 2012 at 10:18 am

    Oh how very exciting for you all – I can’t wait! I bet OtterKeeper will be doing the very best colouring in of all time.

  3. Willy Wombat August 1, 2012 at 10:35 am

    This is great news!! Congratulations otter keeper, otter and teddy!!

  4. Ali August 1, 2012 at 11:01 am

    Oh – Congratulations! I for one cant’ wait to read a real book all about you! This is EXCELLENT news indeed.

  5. bev otter August 1, 2012 at 11:29 am

    HOW WONDERFUL 🙂 🙂 😀 You deserve to be famous! My little otters are very excited and we will be getting the book when it is ready. Keep measuring just incase! XXXXXXXXXX

  6. Janet Reid August 1, 2012 at 11:34 am

    And if this whole book thing doesn’t work out (which of course it will!) you could bake Yay! cakes because I would like seventeen of those right now.

    YAY for Books about Otter! And Teddy! And OtterKeeper! And Toast! And Red Crayons!!!

  7. Grace August 1, 2012 at 12:09 pm

    All I can say is – It’s about time. I’ve been asking and asking and asking for a book…Sheesh!

  8. Alice Carter August 1, 2012 at 12:37 pm

    Congratulations! Will your books be sold in the United States too? If not, then please let me know where I can order!

  9. Lynn A. Davidson August 1, 2012 at 1:14 pm

    This is so exciting and wonderful and … head swelling! I am very delighted for you all. Don’t forget us ‘little people’ .. keep that measuring tape handy .. and keep us informed as you make progress with your book. Congratulations! It’s such a fantastic thing!

  10. Kelley Harvey August 1, 2012 at 1:41 pm

    I’m now an Otter fan… I’d love to see some scrapbook stickers with Otter and Teddy, and maybe some rubber stamps too. Just sayin’. (check out House Mouse if you don’t know why…)

  11. Patty Blount August 1, 2012 at 1:47 pm

    I am so happy for you and Teddy and Otter Keeper and I want cuddles, too!

  12. Maryann Mercer August 1, 2012 at 2:00 pm

    Happy news! Many little otters on this side of the pond are ready to meet you! Hurry hurry hurry please. Yay!

  13. Kimberly Huhn August 1, 2012 at 2:16 pm

    Very happy for Otter, Teddy and Otter Keeper! Congratulations! Yippee!

  14. Kate August 1, 2012 at 3:21 pm

    Oh how splendid!! Congratulations to Otter, Otter Keeper and Teddy! (Yes, please hurry it up because I want to read this book!)

  15. Cindy Rodella Purdy August 1, 2012 at 4:04 pm

    That is Great news! So happy for you all!

  16. Biddy August 1, 2012 at 5:27 pm

    Yay!! – what more can I say!

  17. Meg Brookman August 1, 2012 at 5:40 pm

    I couldn’t be more thrilled! You deserve all lovely things. Hurrah, hurrah!

  18. Rono August 1, 2012 at 6:33 pm

    It’s always good and heart warming to see some of us going forward.

  19. Daniel C August 1, 2012 at 7:23 pm

    Well we always knew you could do it Otter! did Teddy help?

  20. snowy August 1, 2012 at 7:38 pm

    This is such nice news. 🙂 I love the cute otter stories… X3

  21. Ley Holloway August 1, 2012 at 9:31 pm

    Fantabulous news, I got a page in a real book for my jewellery last week, but a whole book just about you guys will be MUCH better. I work in a library so when the book comes out I’ll bother them until they buy a copy.

  22. Amber demetrius August 2, 2012 at 12:05 am

    So stoked!

    I work at a school & we will certainly be buying.

    Congratulations, you’re a clever and wonderful otter!

  23. Nonmouse August 2, 2012 at 4:21 am

    Yay! Truly the best news ever!

  24. Jane August 2, 2012 at 6:42 pm

    Yay! I don’t think my head is changing size (no-one is making a book about me yet) but my SMILE has definitely got bigger after reading your great news. Can’t wait to see you and Teddy in a book and to buy a copy for my friend Charlotte who is working very hard on her PhD. (It’s kind of like making a book but without so much colouring in.) We both love your stories. I’m off to do a celebratory roly poly. Well done!

  25. Pat Kahn August 2, 2012 at 7:45 pm

    Hooray! Truly good news! Heading back to the family cabin near Yellowstone. Looking forward to telling our otter friend in the Yellowstone River. He’ll be very pleased.

  26. Sue Pownall August 3, 2012 at 8:12 am

    Fabulous news!!!! I am so pleased for you. I can’t wait to see the published book.

  27. corrie August 3, 2012 at 4:15 pm

    YOU ARE A BOOK… we already love. Can’t wait.

  28. kristian August 22, 2012 at 4:54 pm

    Good news!

  29. Catherine + Petey Ferret August 22, 2012 at 9:23 pm

    Hello Otter!+Teddy too of course– I have been thinking about you SO MUCH recently! Last night at the park, my ferret was practicing–and doing quite successfully –his version of the Rolly Polly down a little grassy hill! His version is sideways–but it counts, right! I thought I had left you a congratulatory comment earlier in the month regarding your upcoming HUGE success on your new book–but I must have forgot-OR–yet another outgoing message just disappeared! how does that happen to me??…
    Keep up the EXCELLENT work with your green crayon-tallying Teddys’ head
    measurements–I KNOW you have the situation under control!
    I am SO looking forward to your book–and I HOPE it will be available in the United States
    Give a hug to Teddy for me and Ferret okay–you ALWAYS make me smile
    when I think of Otter…

  30. Margaret October 2, 2012 at 9:41 pm

    Great news!! Congratulations!!!

  31. alexis November 7, 2012 at 12:48 am

    Congratulations on your book deal! I can’t wait to read about your further adventures! Who knows otter…maybe next you & Teddy will be on stationary, stickers,bookmarks, paper dolls, jewelry (a pendant or a charm). Maybe you’ll get to be on lunch box or dare we say it…an action figure!! Look out Hello Kitty! 🙂 It will be lots of hard work but remember to have fun!

  32. E.S. Ivy December 2, 2012 at 3:00 pm

    Hello Otter and Teddy! I am so glad you found me on twitter. I know my daughter would like to read all about you. So I’m going to go tell her about your website. I hope your head measuring is going okay.

  33. Rowley April 30, 2013 at 6:53 pm

    This is very exciting! As soon as this book comes out, we will be getting it!

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