Mark Albertus’s Newly Released “Rowdy the River Otter” Is a Playful Story About Two Adventurous Otter Children Who Get Into Trouble by Disobeying Their Parents’ Warnings

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“Rowdy the River Otter” from Christian Faith Publishing author Mark Albertus is an engaging children’s story about Rowdy and his sister Varmint, the lively children of the otter family who are constantly warned not to cross the bend in the winding river in the woods where they live. Except one day, Rowdy decides it would be fun to go anyway, and accidentally gets his sister caught in a trap set out by hunters.

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“Rowdy the River Otter”: a moral adventure tale starring two disobedient otter children. “Rowdy the River Otter” is the creation of published author Mark Albertus, a mechanic who lives in the great northern woods of Wisconsin where he restores vintage cars and motorcycles.

Albertus shares, “In the wintertime, when the lakes were frozen and the woods were covered in snow, the otters would swim and splash in the open river. Varmint and Rowdy would chase each other through the woods and then slide down the bank into the river with a big splash.
Mommy and Daddy always told the little otters, ‘Never go play past the big bend in the river.’ For they had seen a trapper there.
But one dreary winter day, Rowdy said to Varmint, ‘Let’s go play around the bend, there are some real high hills for sliding there.’
‘Rowdy,’ said Varmint, ‘you know Mom and Dad told us not to play there.’
‘Aw, they just don’t want us to have any fun,’ complained Rowdy. ‘C’mon it’s safe.’ he said and started off for the bend. Varmint didn’t think it was a good idea but didn’t want to see her brother going off to play without her, so she went along.”

Published by Christian Faith Publishing, Mark Albertus’s new book is a fun story with a gentle reminder to children that the rules set down by their parents are really for their best.

Young readers will hold their breath as the otters’ family and friends arrive to heroically rescue Varmint, and Rowdy learns his lesson the hard way.

View a synopsis of “Rowdy the River Otter” on YouTube.

Consumers can purchase “Rowdy the River Otter” at traditional brick & mortar bookstores, or online at, Apple iTunes store, or Barnes and Noble.

For additional information or inquiries about “Rowdy the River Otter”, contact the Christian Faith Publishing media department at 866-554-0919.

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