Do Unto Otters
A Book About Manners
Laurie Keller; illustrations by Laurie Keller
Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
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.
Amazon.com Top 10 Editors' Picks: Children, Indiana Young Hoosier Award Master List, Indiana Young Hoosier Book Award Master List, Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year, California Young Reader Medal Master List
Praise for Do Unto Otters
“Keller serves up sound, friendly advice for maintaining a peaceable kingdom.” —Publishers Weekly
“Each page bursts with colorful illustrations and is scattered with words of different sizes and fonts. This simple story is certain to appeal to children.” —School Library Journal
“While kids may well have encountered the Golden Rule elsewhere, this explanation and elaboration nicely unifies what might otherwise seem like a dreary list of manners. This lively book is anything but.” —Kirkus Reviews