Good friends and a how-to-manual on knitting warm hearts.

Kirkus Reviews

Otto Goes North

A cosy story about friendship, travel and knitting.

Written by Ulrika Kestere

Translated by Julia Marshall

Available as an ebook wherever you buy your ebooks

ISBN: ottogoesnorth Categories: , , , , , ,

  • Description

    Far up in the north is a blueberry-blue house with a grass roof, where Lisa and Nils live. One day a tourist arrives: Otto has cycled for months, maybe years, to visit his friends.

    Otto wants to do a spectacular painting of the northern lights to remember his visit, but he is from a hot country and it is very cold here. He can’t paint for shivering so hard.

    Lisa and Nils are surprised—Otto has a fur coat just like them! They didn’t know there was a difference between fur and fur.

    His friends decide to knit him a jumper.

  • Book Details

    Country of Origin Sweden
    Reader Age 5-7 year
    Book Size

  • Reviews

    1. Outside In World

      This heart-warming story…has a gentle humour as it conveys the importance of friendship and accepting difference.

    2. My Shelves are Full

      A very sweet, heart warming story about friendships, helping each other and learning new things.

    3. Children’s Book Council of Australia “Reading Time”

      In this beautifully illustrated picture book, author and illustrator Ulrika Kestere has created a charming tale about friendship, travel and knitting. Highly recommended 4 years +

    4. Red Reading Hub

      A wonderfully heart warming story portraying the spirit of friendship that goes the extra mile, some amusing banter between the main characters and whimsical illustrations of the chilly Nordic setting (love the green roof) make for a satisfying book to share.

    5. School Library Journal – September 2019 Issue

      A perfect story to pair with a lesson on fiber art or dyeing. Recommended for general purchase and for makerspaces everywhere.

    6. Book Trailers for Kids and YA

      It’s about good friends, kindness, caring, creative thinking and problem solving, as well as a good read.

    7. The Source (Magpies magazine)

      The simple style and the symbolic nature of the landscape and the houses is a perfect match for the simplicity of the fable.

    8. Bob’s Book Blog

      Beautifully illustrated and an out-there idea.

    9. Youth Services Book Review

      [The illustrations are] full of interesting details and the animals’ faces are wonderfully expressive.

    10. Agnew Reading

      It’s a warm story with some amusing conversations, whimsical humour and charming colour illustrations by the author.

    11. Kirkus Reviews

      Good friends and a how-to-manual on knitting warm hearts.

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