Animal stories teach lessons to children are fascinated with animal. Oliver the wise Owl has many tales to tell about character traits that each child needs to learn. He teaches in this story how Otis the river otter learns about the character called responsibility. He has been given the task, by his parents, to watch his little sister. Otis is curious like all otters and at one point, disregards his responsibility due to his curious nature and this is where Otis learns a very valuable lesson about what it means to be responsible and the consequences of not doing what you are told.