Parr also has a collection of books about “Otto”, a silly but kind-hearted dog who learns valuable lessons in each story. The Otto books don’t hold my baby’s attention as well as the others. There are more words and take longer to read so I anticipate that as he gets older he’ll learn to enjoy Otto’s adventures too.
Six months later I am still reading Todd Parr books to my son every day. He will sometimes listen to other stories, but if he’s squirming and uninterested, I grab a Todd Parr book and everything changes. I am building him his own library of these books because as he gets older the messages are sure to stick with him and the simple stories are ones that will make learning to read fun.
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