Everyone thinks Otto is adorable. But then Otto learns the word no — and now he says it all the time! At first, it’s fun to refuse to eat, take a bath, and go to bed. But when Otto has a bad day at school, Daddy has the perfect solution.
This is a great book for the “No!” stage, which seems to be a fairly universal thing for toddlers, unfortunately. May you be the lucky one who is spared! ;) The message that, while it’s initially pretty fun and powerful to say no, you actually miss out on some pretty fun stuff if you don’t actually vary your vocabulary is important… there are natural consequences to always saying No! The illustrations are cute and the facial expressions are extremely expressive, making this a book you can read with your emotions as well as your words.
Tracey is originally from South Wales. She worked as a teacher until her first daughter was born, when she left teaching to spend time being a “mum.” She later returned to working at a school, where she delivered a specialist literacy program and helped students who had been out of school long-term with illness reintegrate into the school system. This experience sparked her own interest in writing. Today, she lives in what she calls an ancient cottage in a “hidden valley surrounded by sheep, wild deer and cows with big fluffy ears!”
Award winning children’s author and illustrator Tim Warnes’ first book was published in 1995. Since then, he’s worked on more than eighty books, which have been translated into twenty or more different languages. Tim is married to fellow illustrator, Jane Chapman. They have two boys and work from home in the countryside in southwest England. When he’s not illustrating new books, Tim enjoys birdwatching, sculpting, playing his banjo, reading comic strips - and wearing fancy hats!