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Do Onto Otters (A Book About Manners)


Laurie Keller


Mr. Rabbit’s new neighbors are otters. But he doesn’t know anything about otters. Will they get along? Will they be friends? Just treat otters the way you want to be treated, advises Mr. Owl. This is a great “Golden Rule” book and shows how respecting others will allow you to receive respect back.

Character Education Focus:

  • Treat all living things the way you want to be treated.
  • Using good manners is respectful.

Reading Objective:


  • be able to list ways that Rabbit would like to be treated.
  • evaluate this list in regards to being a good friend to humans.
  • choose one from the list and illustrate.


Social Studies Objective: Children will help make a list of words in other languages from this book and try to use these words when saying things like please and thank you.

ASCA: Grade 1, PS:A2.4    Recognize, accept, respect, and appreciate individual differences.

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