Go, Otto, Go!

Illustrated by David Milgrim
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About The Book

Otto the robot builds a spaceship in this funny and poignant Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor Book. This Pre-Level 1 Ready-to-Read by New York Times bestselling author/illustrator David Milgrim is part of the award-winning, star-reviewed The Adventures of Otto series!

See Otto work. Work, work, work on a spaceship to take him home.

Since landing on Earth, Otto has made many friends, but what Otto wants most is to visit his family. Will Otto’s spaceship take him up, up, up, so he can go, go, go?

Find out in this Pre-level 1 Ready-to-Read with bright illustrations and minimal text for the true emergent reader.

About The Author

Photograph by David Milgrim

David Milgrim is the author and illustrator of more than twenty-five books, including the New York Times bestseller Goodnight iPad and five other books about Otto and his friends. Go, Otto, Go! was named a Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor Book. He lives in Massachusetts with his wife and teenage son. Visit him at DavidMilgrim.com.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Simon Spotlight (May 2016)
  • Length: 32 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781481467230
  • Grades: P - K
  • Ages: 3 - 5
  • Lexile ® BR80L

Raves and Reviews

Almost a decade and a half after crash-landing on Earth in See Otto (2002), Milgrim's lovable robot is back and thinking about returning home. "See Otto." Readers see Otto looking at a family portrait of two adult robots and one child robot. "See Otto look at his home" reveals the robot peering through a telescope. An expansive, wordless double-page spread following shows Otto looking up at the stars, the family picture clamped in one "hand," before getting to"work, work, work" in subsequent spreads. "No, Otto, no!"readers may well protest as they watch the robot hammering and welding scrapmetal into a booster-rocket backpack, and it's clear that's what his animal pals are thinking as they bid him adieu. But although Otto goes "up, up,up," with an "uh-oh," Otto goes "down, down,down"—then left and right, and then "here" (through a desert)and "there" (past some penguins), ultimately only to get"nowhere." As in the earlier installments in the Adventures of Otto, Milgrim combines very few words arranged in easy-to-decode patterns with a perfect balance of laugh-out-loud slapstick and honest emotion—here, real pathos—for a rich, complete story readers just taking baby steps toward literacy can manage. When Otto looks up from the wreckage to see his jubilant friends and realizes he's "looking at his home" and his found family,readers will feel the complexity of his emotions. Welcome back, Otto. Glad you're here to stay. (Early reader. 4-8)

– Kirkus, STARRED REVIEW

Awards and Honors

  • ALA Notable Children's Books
  • ALA Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor Book

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