Otto Goes North
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. His friends decide to knit him a sweater.
Otto Goes North is a cozy story about friendship across borders and knitting—follow the animals as they collect fur, spin and dye yarn, find a pattern, and knit a sweater.
|Interest Level||Kindergarten - Grade 2|
|Reading Level||Grade 2|
|Genre||Fiction, Picture Books|
|Number of Pages||32|
School Library Journal
“A perfect story to pair with a lesson on fiber art or dyeing. Recommended for general purchase and for makerspaces everywhere.”—School Library Journal
“Good friends and a how-to-manual on knitting warm hearts.”—Kirkus Reviews
Author, Illustrator: Ulrika Kestere
Ulrika Kestere is a photographer, illustrator, and graphic designer. Her first children's book was translated into multiple languages, and this is her second. Kestere was born in Latvia and lives in Sweden.