Softcover Oakley in Knots is a story about respect. It’s polite to shake hands, but which hand should an eight-handed octopus use? Oakley the Octopus worries himself into a knot as he considers his options. His classmates laugh at his predicament. Added with the story is a Folkmanis octopus puppet.
Meet The Animals That Teach Kids About Making Good Choices
Baxter’s Corner is committed to presenting values and essential life skills to create a positive change for future generations. Baxter’s Corner books are for every child from birth to eight years old. Entertaining, yet purposeful, the books can be used in a multitude of ways. The welcoming community of animals and the obstacles they face are reflective of our current society. The goal is to encourage caregivers and children to discuss some of the social struggles they face in today’s world, such as an absent parent, which is what Ally the Alligator deals with in Ally Alone.
Baxter’s Corner products are designed to work together:
Illustrations from each of the books are also available as removable wall decals. As your child becomes familiar with the books, the decals will reinforce conversations about the stories. Paintings of puppet animals, also available, are great for developing a child’s imagination and encouraging embellishment of the stories with his or her own details.
For the parent or caregiver:
Baxter’s Corner books are meant to encourage intentional discussion of responsible choices and ethical behavior. Each book focuses on a value and the consequences when that value is not embraced. The books are not typical schoolbooks for early readers. They offer an opportunity for the caregiver to teach or reinforce crucial values and essential skills. The books’ unique GoBeyond section offers discussion questions and other activities to highlight what matters most from the story.
For the child:
Baxter’s Corner books are lovable and inviting. Children are naturally attracted to the rhymes, vibrant colors, and engaging story. Readers under the age of eight years old will receive the maximum benefit when guided by an adult reader.