Otis is a wonderful bird with a lesson for all of us. He is socially awkward, prone to having monumental meltdowns, and has special needs. He is also much more than his disabilities, as many other animals soon discover. Otis demonstrates that our differences may be due to what we have, but they don't define who we are. With open-ended questions at the end of the story, this book is the perfect way to introduce the subject of special needs in a warm, gentle and endearing way. Otis is sure to make an impact, he speaks for those who may not be able to speak for themselves.