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Otto was adorable, everybody said so. Then one day he learned a new word. "N0"!
Publisher: Wilton, CT :, Tiger Tales,, 2015.
ISBN: 9781589252080
Branch Call Number: BDB CORD
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 17 cm
Additional Contributors: Warnes, Tim - Illustrator


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Oct 25, 2015

SUMMARY: Otto the rhino learns a new word. It makes him feel powerful so he uses it in every situation possible. But the word begins to become a problem for him. He begins to not get the things he wants and to get things he doesn't want--until the day everything is set to rights.

ILLUSTRATIONS: Otto's adorable face grabbed my heart from the very first page. The pictures are sweet, friendly, colorful and have just enough detail that they don't overwhelm.

REVIEW: I love the first line of this book "Otto was adorable. Everybody said so." And the illustration of him pulling his little animal train tugged at my heart. I loved the simplicity of this story. Otto learned something new and gave it a try. At first he felt powerful, but then he felt the consequences of using this word incorrectly. He soon realizes that using his powerful word more wisely gives him more of what he wants. The ending is sweet and brought a huge smile to my face. I highly recommend this book to small children who will "get" the message.


forbesrachel Oct 01, 2014

No! No! No! Young Otto has just learned a word, and he is taking great delight in his new-found ability to express himself. He takes it so seriously that he says no to absolutely everything, both at home and school. His bewildered parents are at a loss, and his friends are a bit saddened. Saying no all the time means that Otto misses out on a lot of fun, not to mention yummy cupcakes. Bright colours and cute portraits of softly-rounded animals keep everything in perspective. Afterall, Otto is a young child just in kindergarten, he doesn't know better. Neither his parents nor his teach punish him for his folly, they just leave him to learn on his own, and because he sees how much he is missing out on, he does. It is great that he can speak up for himself, but there are many times when it is better to say Yes!

kimrae Aug 20, 2014

A great book, love the illustrations.


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