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publisher: Kids Can Press

Big City Otto

illustrated by Bill Slavin

tagged: elephants
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list price: $16.95
edition:Hardcover
also available: eBook Paperback
published: Sep 2011
pages: 80
ISBN:9781554534760
publisher: Kids Can Press
Description

Otto is a lumbering, sweet-natured elephant who can't forget his childhood chum Georgie, a smiley-faced chimpanzee who was abducted and shipped away from their forest home by the mysterious and sinister Man with the Wooden Nose. Accompanied by a wisecracking but protective parrot named Crackers, Otto decides to hop a plane and look for Georgie in America. But once they hit the wild streets of the concrete jungle, Otto and Crackers court trouble at every turn --- even becoming unwittingly involved in the seedy alligator underworld dominating the city sewers. And little do these out-of-place out-oftowners realize that they, too, are being doggedly pursued across the city --- by the local police! Will the authorities catch Otto and Crackers? Will Otto and Crackers find Georgie? Who is the Man with the Wooden Nose? And what's an elephant doing sporting a trenchcoat and fedora?

About the Author

Bill Slavin has illustrated over eighty books for children, both fiction and non-fiction. He lives in Canada.

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Recommended Age and Grade
Age:
8 to 11
Grade:
3 to 6
Awards
  • Winner, Best Books for Kids & Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre
  • Short-listed, Joe Shuster Dragon Award
Editorial Reviews

Bill Slavin brings his trademark humour and lively illustrations to this lighthearted romp.

— Quill & Quire

Drawn in a colorful cartoon style, with plenty of corny jokes and visual gags, this is a gentle, humorous adventure that children should enjoy.

— School Library Journal

Not for every reader, but fans of comics reminiscent of simpler times will certainly enjoy this.

— Kirkus Reviews

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