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Do Unto Otters : A Book about Manners
by Laurie Keller


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Mr. Rabbit's new neighbors are Otters. OTTERS But he doesn't know anything about Otters. Will they get along? Will they be friends? Just treat otters the same way you'd like them to treat you, advises wise Mr. Owl. And so begins Mr. Rabbit's reflection on good manners.  Read more...


 
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Overview

Mr. Rabbit's new neighbors are Otters. OTTERS But he doesn't know anything about Otters. Will they get along? Will they be friends? Just treat otters the same way you'd like them to treat you, advises wise Mr. Owl. And so begins Mr. Rabbit's reflection on good manners.

In her smart, quirky style Laurie Keller highlights how to be a good friend and neighbor just follow the Golden Rule This title has Common Core connections.

A Junior Library Guild Selection

Do Unto Otters is a 2008 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.

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Details
  • ISBN-13: 9780805079968
  • ISBN-10: 0805079963
  • Publisher: Henry Holt & Company
  • Publish Date: September 2007
  • Page Count: 40
  • Reading Level: Ages 4-8


Related Categories

Books > Juvenile Fiction > Humorous Stories
Books > Juvenile Fiction > Social Themes - Manners & Etiquette
Books > Juvenile Fiction > Animals - General

 
Publishers Weekly Reviews

Publishers Weekly® Reviews

  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page 66.
  • Review Date: 0000-00-00
  • Reviewer: Staff

Keller’s (The Scrambled States of America) latest offers lessons in the social graces, featuring Mr. Rabbit and his whiskery new neighbors, the otters. “I don’t know anything about otters,” the pink-eyed, pink-nosed protagonist agonizes. “What if we don’t get along?” At this, a bookish owl pops in from the margin with an apt take on the Golden Rule: “Do unto otters as you would have otters do unto you.” Hmmm...,” muses Mr. Rabbit, “How would I like otters to treat me?” When he opines, “I’d like otters to be polite,” a gray otter in polka-dot shorts demonstrates how to say “please” in five languages (counting Pig Latin), then does the same for “thank you” and the indispensable “excuse me.” Later, the smiling otters “co-otter-ate” and help friends move a heavy log. Even disagreements can be managed. Keller loads her acrylic-on-paper images with comical asides and tangential conversations, and goggle eyes, rubbery smiles and rounded teeth suggest her cast’s goofball personalities; no mistaking them for Little Lord Fauntleroys. Without prescribing perfect etiquette, Keller serves up sound, friendly advice for maintaining a peaceable kingdom. Ages 5-8. (Sept.)

 
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