The Adventures of Auggie Otter: It’s Okay To Be You: #RWYK Certified Great Read

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The Adventures of Auggie Otter: It’s Okay To Be You by Paul Dipietro: #RWYK Certified Great Read – Book Review

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The Adventures of Auggie Otter: It’s Okay To Be You is our latest certified great read!



The Adventures of Auggie Otter: It’s Okay To Be You

The Adventures of Auggie Otter: It's Okay To Be YouWhen Auggie Otter realizes that the other Sea Creatures might see him as a bit different, he worries. The very things he likes to do the best-collect and categorize shells, and spin round and round to feel a sense of calm-these seem to be the reason the other children don’t like him. As Auggie journeys through an undersea world, his mother teaches him that we are all special, we are all unique, and “it’s okay to be you.”

A book for anyone who has ever felt judged because they are different. Follow sweet Auggie through the beautifully illustrated pages to see how everyone does things differently. Discover that it is our differences that make us who we are, and it’s okay to be you.

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About the Author

Paul DiPietro is a writer and Autism Specialist for the Holyoke MA Public School System. He has been working with individuals with Developmental Disabilities, Autism, and complex behavioural and emotional disabilities for the past 22 years. Personally, Paul enjoys spending as much time with family and friends as possible, enjoys the ocean, music, cycling, swimming, and travelling. He enjoys sharing his knowledge and experience working with individuals with Autism to build awareness in the community. He believes that through knowledge and education you can inform change within the world. Paul feels strongly that learning and education is the most important thing for our youth today. He believes in teaching our children not only to be successful but to improve our world. Find more about Paul DiPietro at or


The Adventures of Auggie Otter: It’s Okay To Be You is a children’s picture book written by Paul DiPietro and illustrated by Jennifer Lenox. Filled with beautifully illustrated pictures and simple text, this book is an absolute treat for children and adults alike!
Charming from the start, this whimsically illustrated story follows Auggie Otter who gets laughed at because he is different. All the otters in his class make fun of Auggie when he collects and categorizes shells and spins round and round to focus and relax. His mother helps Auggie realize that “Everyone is special, everyone is unique, it’s ok to be different, it’s ok to be you“. With the help of his mother, Auggie becomes confident and is proud of who he is. He stands up for himself and teaches others to be proud and brave to love themselves, and to accept everyone who is unique.
This positive and empowering picture book, by author Paul DiPietro, will help kids to embrace who they are and look for their unique potential and become strong, happy, awesome adults. Illustrations in vibrant colours perfectly match this celebration of self-love and acceptance. The Adventures of Auggie Otter: It’s Okay To Be You cleverly delivers the important messages of acceptance, understanding, and confidence in an easy, child-friendly format. Targeted at young kids first beginning to read, this book will inspire kids to celebrate their uniqueness.


Overall, It’s Okay To Be You is a sweet, quick read that your little ones will be sure to love.  Like the little bird, many kids are not satisfied with their lives and hopefully, this book will help them to cope with self-doubt and offer them an opportunity to discuss their feelings!

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