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Otto and Pio (Read aloud book for children about friendship and family)

9781616897604

Princeton Architectural Press
Available: 03/19/19
7.75 x 10.5
Ages 5-8
9781616897604
CDN $25.95 · cl

 Canadian Title

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Marianne Dubuc

It has a terrific message about the importance of family and how to care for those you love. An excellent and timeless selection for all picture book shelves."-School Library Journal, STARRED Review

Otto the squirrel is perfectly content living by himself in his treehouse in the forest, when a small creature arrives on his doorstep. Otto invites the curious little Pio in, but soon Pio eats all the hazelnuts, takes up the entire bed, and just gets bigger and bigger! Frustrated at first, Otto comes to realize that his home is much happier with his new friend.

Award-winning author and illustrator Marianne Dubuc has written a heart-warming tale about finding friendship and family when it is expected least and needed most.

"This tender look at the value of taking care of each other quietly considers the meaning of home and family."-The Horn Book Magazine

Read our other award-winning books by Marianne Dubuc: • Up the Mountain Path
The Fish and the Cat

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Marianne Dubuc is an award-winning author and illustrator of many picture books, including The Lion and the Bird, Up the Mountain Path, and Mr. Postmouse's Rounds. Her books have been translated into twenty-five languages. She lives in Montreal, where she joyfully divides her time between her artwork and her family.