Oteos The Elephant of Surprise
Oteos The Elephant of Surprise

Oteos The Elephant of Surprise

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JUVENILE FICTION

32 Pages, 8.5 x 8.5

Formats: Paperback

Paperback, $9.99 (US $9.99) (CA $12.50)

Publication Date: February 2022

ISBN 9781953652133

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Overview

Oteos has unique abilities. Or so he thinks. Oteos likes to hide behind objects far smaller than himself but by closing he eyes he thinks that nobody can see him. After being ridiculed by his herd and even his own father, Oteos heads out on a journey of discover but what he discovers is that sometimes, belief in yourself is all you need to change everything. The Sir Rhymesalot reading level (lexile) is age 11 - 14 (grade 4 - 6) but parents reading these books to children aged 3 - 7 (K - 2) can strengthen literacy and vocabulary significantly in their young minds. This is due to the power of rhyme as a literacy builder.

Author Biography

An Australian poet-pirate-persona is a very good place to start describing this relentless-rhymer, but his books are as multidimensional as the renaissance polymath himself. Simon Mills is a gregarious, larger-than-life author who masterfully communicates on multiple levels. Courageously comedic and then soulful when you least expect it, his stories entertain the parent reader on one level and the youngster on another entirely. You will meet Violet the Virus who longingly loves people but has no idea she is harmful. You will meander through Venice with Pigeoni, the Italian consigliere whose fanciful-fairytales prove too much for his fellow feathered friends until they discover the remarkable truth of his character. Parables that ponder themes from bullying to self-belief in I Lost My Brave, and from racial harmony, in Cyril the Squirrel to social distancing dilemmas in I Lost My Hug.