Otho was born with a pumpkin for a head. And despite what one might think, he was not seen as a curiosity by his family. So begins this brilliantly droll tale of a very unusual boy. Otho loses his pumpkin head–quite literally–when a bat decides it would make a good home. And despite what one might think, this is not the end for Otho, but the beginning of a great adventure. Is Otho’s story a parable? A cautionary tale? A celebration of the individual? A head trip? That is something each reader (and Otho) will have to decide. . . . .
About the Author
Eric Rohmann is the Caldecott Medal-winning illustrator "of My Friend Rabbit" and received a Caldecott Honor for Time Flies". He has both written and illustrated numerous books for children, including "Oh, No!" and "Bone Dog". He lives in Oak Park, Illinois.