Friday Faves: Milton & Odie and the Bigger-than-Bigmouth Bass by Mary Ann Fraser

Fishing and friendship

Oh my goodness….this is a WINNER! This book came out in 2019 and is so delightful. I just picked it up from the library and couldn’t be more pleased with the theme, illustrations, and story line.

To start with, Mary Ann Fraser wrote and illustrated this book. The pictures are lively, bright, and so cute that kids will love the characters. As for the story, it’s a great way to teach children about looking at life’s glass like it’s half full instead of half empty.

Mitlon and Odie are two otters with very different perspectives on life. The each separately go ice fishing one sunny morning. Through a funny chance meeting, they decide to fish together and catch the bigger-than-bigmouth bass! In their teaming up, Milton, the usually “lake half empty” otter, starts to see life’s possibilities instead of its short comings.

I urge you to buy or borrow this book! It quickly became one of my new favorites this year.

Happy reading!

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