From the author of the New York Times bestselling Can I Be Your Dog? series comes a picture book about a snazzy Christmas ornament who tries to find the tree on which he can shine the brightest.
Otto is an ornament. He's glittery, he's colorful, he's full of Christmas pizzazz! Otto wants to be at the top of the tree, not in the middle with all of the regular ornaments! Doesn't he deserve to shine at the top? Will Otto be able to find the tree he dreams of and learn about kindness and chosen family along the way? Full of Troy Cummings's clever puns, wordplay, and humor, wrapped up with a heartfelt message.
An original, comical, and festive tale from a New York Times
bestselling author-illustrator that should be placed under every Christmas tree! Perfect for families, teachers, and librarians.
September 5, 2023
Preschool - 2
TROY CUMMINGS is the creator of the New York Times
bestseller Can I Be Your Dog?
and its companion picture book I Found a Kitty!
He has written and illustrated a bunch of other books, including The Eensy Weensy Spider Freaks Out! (Big-Time!)
, Little Red Gliding Hood
(written by Tara Lazar), Those Are Not My Underpants!
(written by Melissa Martin), and the chapter book series The Notebook of Doom. He lives in Greencastle, Indiana, with his messy kids and neat cats.
★ "A wonderful holiday story
that highlights the importance of belonging rather than bravado." —School Library Journal,
"This is a well-paced, appealing tale that will make for a great preschool read-aloud....An Otto-rly successful modern Christmas story.
" —Kirkus Reviews
"Running throughout the playful
prose is Cummings’s thorough accounting of seasonal exclamations, while the digital art’s stylized, retro aesthetic provides both zingy and gentle notes." —Publishers Weekly