Otto the Book Bear by Kate Cleminson

Otto the Book Bear

Author/illustrator: Kate Cleminson

Otto is a book bear. His home is his own book and nothing makes him happier than when people read and share his story. But Otto also has a secret! When no one is around, Otto leaves his book and has adventures exploring the house. Then one day, something terrible happens. His people move house, leaving Otto alone without anyone to read his book. Otto sets out on his biggest adventure. He must find a new home, new friends, and new people to read his story.

The pictures themselves tell the story eloquently, adding much to the simple clear text. Otto’s character is purely loveable, kind and sharing, and a bit mischievous. This is a wonderful book to share with the whole family, expressing a love of books and reading. Kate Cleminson gives us a lovely story of sharing, joy, of losing and finding again… and, of course, of books!

Publisher: Jonathan Cape (7 July 2011)

ISBN: 9781780080031

Reviewed by Mary Esther Judy



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