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Do Unto Otters: A Book About Manners (original 2007; edition 2007)

by Laurie Keller (Author)

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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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I bought this book for the bookshelf I set aside for my nieces when they visit; as the childless aunt with a lot of cats, it felt fitting that a book about manners should occupy that shelf; even though my husband technically saves me from the "Cranky Spinster Cat Lady" title, it still feels like a stereotype worth having some fun with. ;-)

Do Unto Otters is hilarious. It was so funny, in fact, that I immediately handed it to MT and told him he had to read it. It's central theme is the Golden Rule, and the main characters are a rabbit and a family of otters. It's beautifully illustrated and the real laugh-out-loud moments are the small drawings interspersed throughout the pages that illustrate examples of each facet to the golden rule (i.e. saying 'please' or 'excuse me'). Teaching readers how to say those courtesies in different languages (including Pig Latin - Ha!) is a distinctly nice touch.

This is a definite must have for any child's shelf, and one that makes learning courteousness a whole lot of fun. ( )
  murderbydeath | Jan 22, 2022 |
Author explores biblical traditions related to the "fear of God" and foundations for living beyond fear.
  BLTSbraille | Oct 29, 2021 |
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.
  BLTSbraille | Sep 13, 2021 |
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  lcslibrarian | Aug 13, 2020 |
Keller, L. (2009). Do unto otters: a book about manners. New York: Henry Holt.
This book is most appropriate for preschoolers. This book is about a rabbit who realizes he is getting a new set of otter neighbors in his forest. The rabbit is very nervous about this transition and is told by a wise owl that he should, “Do unto Otters what you would have Otters do unto you.” The rabbit takes this advice to heart and starts to come up with criteria that he will use in order to make sure he is treating his new neighbors the same way he would want to be treated.
  SCasey55 | Jun 13, 2020 |
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Thanks Mom, Scott, and Joan, for your continuous support and encouragement.
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