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Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Do Unto Otters

"Do Unto Otters: A Book About Manners" by Laurie Keller

The author writes that this book is based on the Golden Rule and quotes Socrates, "Do not do to others that which would anger you if others did it to you." It is not based on biblical references.

This book is about a rabbit who meets his new neighbors the Otters. He had never met any otters before and was afraid they might not get along. He gets some advice from an owl about the Golden Rule. Mr. Rabbit thought about how he would like to be treated.

"Well...I'd like otters to be friendly. A cheerful hello, a nice smile, and good eye contact are all part of being friendly."

The book also gives five different languages how to say please, thank you, and excuse me.

"I hope they know how to play fair. I'd like it if we could share things: our favorite books, our favorite activities, our favorite treats (hmmm...maybe not the treats)."

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