Otis by Janie Bynum
(Junior Library Guild Selection (Voyager Books))

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Otis is a little pig with a big problem. He doesn't like mud. His mama and papa are convinced he will someday love the stuff, but Otis isn't so sure. And in the meantime, he's lonely. It's not easy being the only pig in the county who hates getting dirty. Will Otis ever find a friend? • From a winner of the Benjamin Franklin Award for Best Children's Picture Book • Children's Book-of-the-Month Club Selection • In the spirit of "Ferdinand the Bull," introduces an endearing character who does not like the very thing he's supposed to love • Junior Library Guild Selection
 

About Janie Bynum

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JANIE BYNUM has illustrated several children's books, including Too Big, Too Small, Just Right by Frances Minters and her own Altoona Baboona and Altoona Up North. She lives in Michigan.
 
Published April 1, 2000 by HMH Books for Young Readers. 36 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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"The childlike tone hits the mark, and the watercolor cartoons are uniformly expressive," wrote PW.

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Otis, Bynum's (Altoona Baboona) hero, remains resolutely pristine--and lonely, until at last he meets a similarly independent thinker, a frog who shares his disdain for mud and ""all things swampy."" The plot is a familiar one, but the exacting, childlike tone hits the mark (""Otis hauled the wee...

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The obvious joy of his fellow pigs sliding down a mud hill contrasts perfectly with the illustration of Otis, with a most unpleasant look on his face, imagining himself covered in mud.

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