I saw this delightful book at the library: Do Unto Otters by Laurie Heller.
We’re studying land animals in science. We’re always needing to brush up on manners. We’re working on Virtues. I figured this book might fit the bill in multiple avenues.
And it’s really cute!
The book’s main character is a worried rabbit whose new neighbors are otters and he’s worried that the otters won’t be good neighbors…because, well, they’re otters. Wise old owl tells the rabbit: Refer to the Golden Rule. Do unto otters as you would have them do unto you.
So the rabbit goes through a list of what would make otters good neighbors, by following the Golden Rule. The rabbit’s list a is a good one for everyone to follow to be a good neighbor.
So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets. Matthew 7:12 NIV
I read it to the little kids and they loved it. Then Tori and Katie wanted to peruse it at their leisure while I did tot school with Alex.
“Do not do to others that which would anger you if others did it to you.”―Socrates (the Greek philosopher), circa 470-399 B.C.
Mr. Rabbit’s new neighbors are Otters.
But he doesn’t know anything about otters. Will they get along? Will they be friends?
Just treat otters the same way you’d like them to treat you, advises Mr. Owl.
In her smart, playful style Laurie Keller highlights how to be a good friend and neighbor―simply follow the Golden Rule!
Treat others the same way you want them to treat you. Luke 6:31 NASB