Saturday, October 25, 2014

A Picture Book a Day for a Year: Day 189

Dynamic Duo: Book 2

Picture Book: Do Unto Otters: A Book about Manners

Author and Illustrator: Laurie Keller

Summary: A wise owl gives Mr. Rabbit some advice about getting along with new otter neighbors. “Just treat otters the same way you’d like them to treat you.” Then there are lots of comical details about how Mr. Rabbit would like to be treated. The otters help out with the explanations as various scenarios are considered in hilarious ways.

Hanna’s Comments: Social skills instruction and clever puns abound in this entertaining picture book. Like yesterday’s PBT offering, this book is about The Golden Rule, but today’s offering is less historical and more hysterical.

Publisher & Date of Publication: Henry Holt, & Co., 2007

Age & Grade Appropriateness: 5 and up, K and up

# of Pages: 40

Available in Spanish? Not at present

Formats other than Book: Tablet, Audio download, Video

PBT Category: Post-2K

PBT Topics this Book Connects with: action, choices/decisions, communication, community, cooperation, emotions/feelings, ethics, golden rule/great commandment, goodness, kindness, the law/rules/10 commandments, neighbors, relationships, wisdom

Scripture Connections: The Golden Rule (Leviticus 19:18 and Matthew 19:19)

Idea(s) for Application: Read this book in a lesson for kids on The Golden Rule.