Otto Goes to the Beach

Otto Goes to the Beach

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by Todd Parr
     
 

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Meet Otto! "Woof, woof!" Join Otto on his trip to the beach. He is looking for a new friend to play with. Do you think he will find one? Open this book and find out!

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Meet Otto! "Woof, woof!" Join Otto on his trip to the beach. He is looking for a new friend to play with. Do you think he will find one? Open this book and find out!

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The Barnes & Noble Review
Todd Parr takes the frustration out of finding new friends in this sunshiny picture book starring Otto! When "Poor Otto" decides that he doesn't like staying home by himself, the dog hops in his car and zooms off to the beach. The pooch then tries to get some quality time with other beachcombers, but the crab he meets is just too crabby to build a sand castle, and a surfing cat laughs at him when his bathing suit falls off. Fortunately, though, Otto meets a purple poodle who's busy digging up bones, and the two spend fun time together swimming and balancing beach balls on their noses. With a super-friendly message about not getting down ("there is always someone out there who will like to play with you") and his brilliantly electric artwork, Parr delivers a winning pick-me-up that will leave kids confident and refreshed. Matt Warner
Publishers Weekly
Todd Parr presents a motley mutt named Otto in two paper-over-board titles, Otto Goes to the Beach and Otto Goes to Bed. In Beach, Otto is lonely until he finds a girl dog who likes to play with him; in Bed, Otto doesn't want to go to bed until he realizes he can dream about all his favorite things. Both books feature Todd's signature simplified figures in neon colors and thick black outlines-and close with a personal lesson signed "Love, Otto and Todd." Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
School Library Journal
PreS-K-In the first title, the yellow dog with a blue ear and a red one doesn't want to go to bed. Even after "brushing his teeth with chicken-flavored toothpaste," taking a bath, and barking at the moon, Otto is not ready to drift into dreamland. Finally, he gets into bed with his favorite toy, and tries to dream about his favorite things, such as "eating all the hot dogs he wants," until he falls asleep. In the second book, Otto drives himself to the beach in search of a friend. After slathering on sunscreen, he asks a crab to play. "I'm too crabby," it responds. A cat laughs at him when his bathing suit falls off in the waves, and the snack bar has no bones. Finally, Otto makes friends with a purple poodle with a pretty pink hairdo. The texts are humorously illustrated with bold colors and flat lines that resemble children's artwork. These offerings will charm adults and children alike.-Melinda Piehler, North Tonawanda Public Library, NY Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780316187015
Publisher:
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Publication date:
02/21/2011
Series:
Otto Series
Sold by:
Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
397,494
File size:
5 MB
Age Range:
4 - 6 Years

Meet the Author

Todd Parr has inspired and empowered children around the world with his bold images and positive messages. He is the bestselling author of more than forty books, including The Goodbye Book, The Family Book, The I Love You Book, and It's Okay to be Different. He lives in Berkeley, California.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Berkeley, California
Date of Birth:
July 9, 1962
Place of Birth:
Rock Springs, Wyoming
Education:
High school diploma
Website:
http://www.toddparr.com

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Otto Goes to the Beach 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not that great.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book for kids going to the beach.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Geraldine Rose More than 1 year ago
OTTO NEEDS A REWRITE.OVERPRICED FOR NO SUBSTANCE.DON'T BUY OTTO PERIOD.D MINUS.G.ROSE