Otto the Owl Who Loved Poetry

ottotheowlwholovedpoetryBy Vern Kousky

It can be a challenge to get young readers interested in poetry. This book is a clever way to make a transition from picture books to poetry books. Otto would rather make friends than hunt. He would rather read than roost. And he’d rather recite poetry than anything else. As Kousky tells Otto’s story, he quotes parts of famous poems, as well as including some of his own. In the end, the reader may feel like me and want to go find the poems to read them in their entirety.

Review by Teresa Edmunds, Westbrook Elementary Media Center
Rating: ★★★★✩ (4 stars)
Interest Level: Grades 1-4

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Otto the Owl Who Loved Poetry
By Vern Kousky
Nancy Paulsen Books
32 pages
Release Date: February 24, 2015

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