A package arrives for Doug and when he opens it, he is excited to find a live parrot...and it can talk. Doug introduces himself. The paperwork with the bird introduces him. Otto the Amazing Rhyming Bird ... meet Doug, a boy.
Oh, and there is a cautionary note---turns out Otto is dangerous and Doug needs to watch what he says.
What harm could possibly come from this cute little green bird? The fun begins as the parrot begins to conjure up words that rhyme with Doug.
We all know the magical power of words. Doug is about to find out just how far they can take you.
Humorous and a touch of suspense. Fun read aloud for anyone teaching word families.
40 pages 978-1481470957 Ages 4-8
Recommended by: Barb Langridge, abookandahug.com
From the publisher:
"A parrot with a penchant for rhyming transforms one boy’s day from humdrum to humdinger in this witty and fresh debut picture book!
When Doug opens a mysterious package, out pops an adorable parrot. His name is Otto, and he talks! Or rather, rhymes—magically! When Otto says, “mug” and then “pug” a mug and a puppy miraculously appear. But then the rhymes take a topsy-turvy turn and Doug’s life goes from everyday to extraordinary."