Volunteers needed in March!   Click here to sign up.
 Site Areas: 
Printer-friendly version   


Last updated Monday, February 17, 2020

Author: Janie Bynum
Illustrator: Janie Bynum
Date of Publication: 2000
ISBN: 0152021531
Grade Level: 1st    (GLCs: Click here for grade level guidelines.)
Date(s) Used: Feb. 2003

Synopsis: (from the publisher) Otis is a little lonely pig who dislikes mud. Though lonely, he stays true to himself and avoids the normal swampy surroundings in which other pigs play. Eventually, Otis meets someone who dislikes mud as much as he. Could this be the start of a beautiful friendship?

Discussion topics: To be posted soon ...

Craft ideas:
•  Make Anti-Mud buttons to wear.
•  Make a neck kerchief like Otis's, and fill in the squares drawings of what you like to do with your friends.

*Note: These craft ideas are just suggestions. You can use them, but you don’t have to use them. You can expand upon them, or add your own twist. Remember, though, that the focus of your time should not be on the development and execution of a craft; the focus should be on the read-aloud and the enjoyment of the book!