By Olivier Dunrea
Houghton Mifflin Books for Children, $9.99, 32 pages

Olivier Dunrea’s newest children’s book is called Otto & Gideon. Youngsters will enjoy having this book read to them. Gideon and Otto are best friends. But their friendship is challenged when Otto is lost. Gideon searches for his friend. While this book features short sentences, it also introduces words that beginning readers may not know. Parents and teachers will have to teach new vocabulary as they share the book with little ones. The drawings contain details that kids will love to investigate. Readers are sure to like the cute and unexpected ending.

Reviewed by Brenda Searle