Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Do Unto Otters: A Book About Manners by Laurie Keller

Lexile    AD460          Pages    32          Ages     4-8
AR Quiz No. 159021 EN Fiction
  IL: LG - BL: 2.7 - AR Pts: 0.5
  AR Quiz Types: RP

Do Unto Otters is the perfect book to introduce young children to manners.

Rabbit is hopping his way home, singing his little song, "Doo-Dee-Doo, Doo-Dee-Doo" when suddenly, "Doo-Dee-DONK!"  He gets home and finds a surprise - the Otter family has moved in next door. Rabbit gets worried because he doesn't know anything about otters and is afraid they won't get along.

He talks to his friend Owl who tells him, "Do unto otters as you would have otters do unto you." Rabbit asks what that means and Owl tells him it means to treat the Otters the same way he would want the Otters to treat him. Rabbit asks himself how he would like the Otters to treat him. He comes up with a list that includes being friendly, polite, honest, considerate and more.

The humor in Ms. Keller's illustrations and situations make learning about manners fun. Some of the text can be read in an exaggerated manner with big, sweeping movements to get extra giggles.

Do Unto Otters is full of fun and good lessons and I would consider it a must for any well-stocked bookshelf.

Happy Reading!
Miss Laurie

You can get a copy of Do Unto Otters at the Lake County Public Library or click here http://tinyurl.com/6od898q and with your library card number and PIN reserve a copy for pick-up at your favorite branch.

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