Otto Goes to Camp
Little, Brown & Co., 2004 (2004)
Reviewed by Hilary Williamson
n his latest eye-catching
episode, Todd Parr captures the mix of excitement and terror that kids often bring to new experiences in their lives.
he colorful canine heads to '
'. How does Otto cope with camping? He takes along his favorite things - not '
Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens
', but his blanket, a bone, a stick and '
a cherry pie
'! At camp, nothing goes right for Otto at first, neither fishing nor roasting marshmallows, and the others say '
ut they soon change their tune after their hiking party meets a bear and the dog saves the day. Then '
' morphs into '
' and decides he '
can't wait to come back next year!
' As usual, Todd Parr captures the essence of an experience (camping this time) through the eyes of his engaging creation, Otto.
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