Little Otto, an otter, doesn’t know how to swim so he makes a list of the things he can do and the things he can not do. His sister tells him little by little he can learn to swim.
This book can be used to teach sequencing as Otto goes through the steps of learning to swim.
Graphic organizers such as the double bubble thinking map could also be used with his lists.
Students may draw the conclusion that Little Otto’s sister cares about him as evidenced by the steps she goes through to show him that he can learn to swim.