The sixth animal in the hilarious AWESOME ANIMALS series - awesome adventures with the wildest wildlife.
The otterly bonkers Brown family are HUGELY excited, as today's the day they move to their new home. But when they get there they find the beastly Black family have got there first!
This riverbank ain't big enough for the both of them, so there's only one thing for it: war. Well, not REAL war. Otters are more into playing than fighting, so instead they decide to hold a giant sports day - and may the best otters win! Whether that's the Browns or the Blacks, only time will tell, but one thing's for sure, it's bound to be OTTER CHAOS!
Michael Broad lives in Surrey with a big black dog called Bella who likes to drop toys at his feet while he's writing or drawing and then waits for him to get up and trip over them.
Michael studied illustration at Portsmouth University, earning 1st Class Honors, and after brief detours in film and animation he now works solely on writing and illustrating books for children of all ages.
His picture books include Scaredy Cat and Boo! which was nominated for the Kate Greenaway Medal. He also writes young fiction series like The Unbelievable Adventures of Jake Cake, of which the first book, The Werewolf Teacher, was shortlisted for the Waterstone's Children's Book Prize and the Nottingham Children's Book Award.
Michael has a particular interest in writing for reluctant readers, having been one himself, so he tries to pack as much adventure into as few words as possible, and then throws in oodles of illustrations!
When he's not writing or drawing, which is hardly ever because it's so much fun, Michael likes long walks with Bella, drinking whole pots of tea and painting big canvasses.