Otto the Book Bear (Hardcover)

By Katie Cleminson

Disney-Hyperion, 9781423145622, 32pp.

Publication Date: January 31, 2012

List Price: 16.99*
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“Otto is a book bear, but he also has a secret. He comes to life when no one is looking! When Otto is out on an adventure, his book is accidentally taken away and he has to find a new home. After much searching, Otto comes to a beautiful library where he makes great friends, has fantastic adventures, and has lots of new readers! This is a lovely story for any book lover, and Cleminson's soft illustrations help to make this a wonderful book to share.”
— Amanda Snow, Hooray for Books!, Alexandria, VA
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Otto lives in a book and is happiest when his story is being read. Otto is no ordinary storybook character: when no one is looking, he comes to life! Otto loves to walk off of his book's pages, but when his book is taken away while Otto is off exploring, the book bear sets off on a grand adventure to find a new home.'s an awfully big world for such a small bear and Otto misses his warm book. Will Otto ever find the perfect home?

With sweet, timeless illustrations and a story that will have young readers watching their bookshelves in hopes of spotting wandering book creatures, this charming story is sure to delight book lovers everywhere.

About the Author

Katie Cleminson is the author-illustrator of "Magic Box" (2009), and "Cuddle Up, Goodnight" (2011), both published by Disney-Hyperion. Among manyother awards, Ms. Cleminson was named the Best Emerging Illustrator of 2009 inthe prestigious Booktrust Early Years Awards.