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Do Unto Otters : A Book About Manners (2007)

by Laurie Keller

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Genre: Fantasy
Age: Beginner
Review/Critique: A book about a rabbit who gets new neighbors that happen to be otters. He explains what he wants in the day that they treat him. It is fantasy because animals are doing things that humans would normally do. ( )
  jessminson | Mar 18, 2017 |
This book is about a Hare who gets a new neighbor and is worried that his new neighbors, the otters, are not going to be nice. He talks with the owl about the different characteristics that a good friend or neighbor should be. I would say that this book is fantasy because there is an Hare that can talk and have neighbors. In real life hares would not be able to talk or do a lot of the things that were done in the book. The age appropriateness for this book would be primary levels and maybe 3rd grade. One could use this book to help the class set up guidelines for how the classroom should run and how the students should treat one another. It also gives ideas
  rbrock15 | Feb 5, 2017 |
This is a cute book that teaches us how to treat others.
  MicahGrizzle | Sep 28, 2016 |
This story is a great approach for teaching children "The Golden Rule" and this author does it in a great way. Giving students the opportunity to gain the characteristics of being a respectful friend and classmate is key and helps them learn how to be polite, considerate, and honest all around. This would also be an excellent book to start off the school year, showing kids how to get along and cooperate with each other in and outside of the classroom. It was a very cute and creative way to incorporate these important concepts for children to evaluate and understand. ( )
  LaurenSchifter | Sep 22, 2016 |
Mr. Rabbit was hopping along, when he ran into his new neighbors, the Otters. Surely he thought his neighbors were going to be like the last, mean and nasty! AN owl comes along and tells Mr. Rabbit, "Do unto otters as you would have otters do unto you". Not knowing what that meant, Mr. Rabbit had the owl explain. He simply said it meant "treat otters the same way you'd like otters to treat you". Mr. Rabbit takes us through the book explaining how he wants the otters to be Friendly, Polite, Honest, Considerate, etc. He gave examples of how to be each of these things to the Otters, so they could return the generosity. This book about manners teaches kids to be all of the above. It leaves them with that message, treat others the way you want to be treated. ( )
  NicoleHorney | Sep 20, 2016 |
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Thanks Mom, Scott, and Joan, for your continuous support and encouragement.
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Hello, Mr. Rabbit.
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Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 0805079963, Hardcover)

Move over Emily Post: Do Unto Otters is a guide to manners that anyone would be delighted to follow. Here beloved children's author Laurie Keller brings the "Golden Rule" to life in the form of Mr. Rabbit and his new neightbors, the Otters, who animate every page with their well-behaved hijinks, showing kids that a simple "please" or "thank you" goes a long way in making friends. And, as a special treat for Amazon.com customers, Laurie Keller created the four delightful new drawings you'll find below illustrating her unique take on etiquette for the office. Enjoy!

Amazon.com Exclusive: E-mail "Otter-quette" from Laurie Keller

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Mr. Rabbit wonders if he will be able to get along with his new neighbors, who are otters, until he is reminded of the golden rule.

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