Todd Parr and Otto

Todd Parr and Otto

Reviewed By Brenda Hyde

Otto Goes to Bed

Otto Goes to the Beach

by Todd Parr

Published by Little, Brown and Company

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Otto has many concerns, among them when will he find a friend who likes to do the same things he does and why is it so hard to feel like going to bed. Todd Parr shares Ottos prediciments in his colorful and fun books Otto Goes to Bed and Otto Goes to the Beach. Parr's books remind me of the Maisy books, which are one of my daughter's favorites. We may not understand why as adults, but simple drawings in bright primary colors reach out and grab toddlers. They want to help Otto solve his problems. At the end of the book they feel like they've shared in Otto's day, and they like him. And maybe, just maybe, they'll remember the lessons they learned with Otto next time they have the same problem. But even if they don't, that's okay, because you'll be reading about Otto over and over. These are "keeper" books that will become part of your toddlers take along library.

One of my favorite things about the Otto books are the last page where Otto and Todd leave a special message for the reader. It really personalizes the books and makes them special to the kids, so they feel like they were written just for them. This is a feeling that will keep them reading and loving books for years to come.

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