PreS-Gr. 1. From the Ready-to-Read series that includes See Otto (2002) and Ride Otto Ride! (2002), this very simple book introduces a little mouse named Pip. "See Pip. See Pip point" begins the text. When Pip sees Otto's purple helium balloon, he points at it repeatedly until Otto politely hands it over. The balloon quickly lifts lightweight Pip into the air. A bee accidentally runs into the balloon and pops it, but Otto flies by in a clunky wooden airplane and saves Pip. Unfortunately, the plane crashes into a tree, and Otto and Pip splash into a pond beside a couple of hippos. The little one holds a red balloon. "See Pip point" the text concludes, implying a continuing story beyond the last page. The illustrations, large in scale and clearly delineated against white backgrounds, feature particularly expressive characters. Using a very few short words, plenty of action, and droll humor, Milgrim creates a book that even beginners will enjoy reading. Read-aloud fun for those not ready to read, too. ((Reviewed February 1, 2003)) Copyright 2003 Booklist Reviews
Letting his little mouse friend, Pip, hold his balloon, Otto the robot is astonished when a breeze sweeps Pip and the balloon up, up and away, compelling a daring rescue effort that is aided by friendly Zee the bee. Simultaneous.Review by Publisher Summary 2
When Pip the mouse floats off with Otto the robot's balloon, Otto and Zee the Bee go to the rescue.Review by Publisher Summary 3
Otto must rescue a friend who is swept away by a gust of wind in this Pre-level 1 Ready-to-Read by New York Times bestselling author/illustrator, David Milgrim, part of the award-winning, star-reviewed The Adventures of Otto series.Meet Otto's friend, Pip. Pip wants Otto's balloon. Otto's balloon is very, very big. Pip is very, very small. So when Otto gives Pip his balloon, a breeze sweeps Pip and the balloon up, up, and away! It's up to Otto (with some help from Zee the Bee) to rescue his friend. Help, Otto, help!This Pre-level 1 Ready-to-Read with bright illustrations and minimal text is perfect for the true emergent reader.