Otto goes to the beach to find a friend. He meets a crab, but the crab is too crabby. Then he meets a cat, but the cat laughs at him when his bathing suit falls down. Poor Otto! Thankfully, another dog comes along and suggests Otto's favorite activity, digging for bones. Lucky Otto!
In the second Passport to Reading title featuring beloved dog Otto, Todd Parr's bold illustrations and simple text are the perfect fit for children just starting their reading journey. At the end of the story, Todd offers a reassuring message to calm a common childhood jitter: "Sometimes it is hard to make new friends. Remember there is always someone out there to play with you! Love, Otto and Todd."
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.