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Dog Eared: Starring Otis

3.48  ·  Rating Details  ·  52 Ratings  ·  10 Reviews
“Out of my way, Big Ears!”
Otis is happily strolling in the park one day when a bully dog taunts him with this insult. Poor Otis is crushed. Defeated! Suddenly his ears seem much too large. And he doesn’t know what to do about them. . . .


From the Hardcover edition.
Paperback, 32 pages
Published February 24th 2004 by Dragonfly Books (first published 2002)
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Allison
Aug 27, 2008 Allison rated it liked it
One day at the park Otis the dog gets called "big ears" by another passing dog. He is mortified, and tries everything to hide his big ears.

Good for any puppy/child who is self-consious, or nervous about their appearance. In the end Otis learns that his big floppy ears are one of his owners favorite parts!
Emmeline Guest
An unexpectedly sweet story about a dog who learns to love his ears (even if they are slightly over-sized). A solid story for preschoolers about loving yourself -- including the parts that may not be perfect.

Jessica
Dec 02, 2008 Jessica rated it liked it
I use this book to talk to kids in subtle ways about self-esteem and not always listening to what other kids have to say about them. Some of my kids "get it" more than others. It's a good book for the younger set.
Bethe
Aug 01, 2012 Bethe rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Bookaday #78. Adorable Otis is teased by another dog in the park but comes to realize he is okay just the way he is. Love his sweet doggy facial expressions! Too bad it is out of print.
Barbara
Jun 02, 2010 Barbara rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Otis deals with a bully dog at the park. Another amazing picture book in which the illustrations speak more than the words themselves!
Kristen
Great to pair with "Do Your Ears Hang Low". Love the message that who cares what others say about how we look.
katsok
Jun 07, 2011 katsok rated it really liked it
Cute book about a dog, Otis, and how he deals with a bully at the park.
Sarah Sammis
Jul 27, 2011 Sarah Sammis rated it liked it
A book about bullying and self esteem as told through a dog's point of view.
Dawn
Apr 24, 2009 Dawn rated it liked it
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I don't think Otis's ears are too big--they look just right! :)
Patricia
Apr 25, 2013 Patricia rated it really liked it
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Cute story about dog's self-acceptance.
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