December 2, 2014

Do Unto Otters: A Book About Manners

Do you love fun, witty children's books that also teaches children a good lesson? If so, you will love Do Unto Otters: A Book About Manners. This wonderfully illustrated and adorable picture book teaches children in a very witty and smart way about the importance of being polite and treating others like you would have them treat you.

One day the Otter family moves into the neighborhood and this makes the Rabbit family very nervous. The Rabbit family doesn't know anything about otters; what if they don't get along with the Otter family? Fortunately Mr. Bird, a friend of Mr. Rabbit tells Rabbit, "just do unto otters, as you would have them do unto you." In other words, treat the Otters the way he would want the Otters to treat the Rabbits.

Mr. Rabbit ponders this concept and thinks to himself 'How would I like to be treated?" Politeness,cheerfulness, honesty and more are some of the qualities that Mr. Rabbit decides that he would like for the Otters to have, qualities that he would also be comfortable displaying. With that, he welcomes the Otter family with open arms, and all is well in the neighborhood.

Do Unto Otters: A Book About Manners is a great book for children ages 4-8, or any child who likes silly, fun stories and is bright enough to grasp the concept of treating people nicely.

Do Unto Otters: A Book About Manners
Author: Laurie Keller
Publisher: Square Press, an imprint of Macmillan