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Otto the Book Bear [Paperback]

Katie Cleminson
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Book Description

7 July 2011
Otto is a Book Bear and nothing makes him happier than when people read his book. But he also has a very special secret - when no one is looking he can come to life and explore the house. But one day something terrible happens: Otto's book is left behind when the family moves away, and now there is no one to read Otto! Otto must set off on his biggest adventure yet - to find a new home. But where is the best place for a Book Bear to live?

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  • Paperback: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Jonathan Cape (PB) (7 July 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1780080034
  • ISBN-13: 978-1780080031
  • Product Dimensions: 22.3 x 26.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 241,272 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"With colourful, bold-line illustrations, this is a charming story for age three and up" (Mary Arrigan Irish Examiner)

"The thickly inked illustrations surrounded by lots of white space have an uncluttered, simple look that is appropriate for young readers . . . A sweet tale" (Martha Simpson School Library Journal)

"Cleminson, selected as one of Booktrust's Best New Illustrators for her lovely, inky line, subtle sense of colour and child-friendly playfulness, has produced an ideal story for communicating the magic of reading" (Nicolette Jones The Sunday Times)

"Katie captured the judges' imagination with her dreamy illustrations" (Guardian)

"There's something genially old-fashioned about it all. Otto endures hardship and adventure (including the brush-off he receives from a pair of alley cats) as he flees his old existence and finds new sources of companionship. In this case, the animal adrift ends up with fellow story characters as well as with human readers, who, as they will in real life too, want to keep Otto around" (Pamela Paul The New York Times)

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Have you ever met a Book Bear, a bear who lives in a book? Prepare to fall in love with Otto, the Book Bear who needs to find a new home...

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5.0 out of 5 stars Otto the Book Bear 24 Nov 2011
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Katie Cleminson is the author of Box of Tricks and Wake Up as well as this wonderful picture book. Otto is a Book Bear, who lives in a book, but enjoys climbing out to explore the house he lives in and practice his writing. One day, while he out of his book, the family move and leave him stranded. Otto doesn't like being alone, so he heads out to try to find a new home and a warm book to live in. Luckily, he comes across the library, where he finds many, many books, as well as many book creatures, including another book bear to be his friend.

This is just a wonderful story for young children, perhaps best suited for the 2-4 age group. It has a lovely warm texture and feeling - not only to the story, but also to the illustrations. It also encourages a love of books, libraries and reading. What could be better? This author just keeps on getting better and better, a lovely bedtime story.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Delightful book 23 Aug 2011
Delightful Otto the book bear. Slightly embossed bear - delightful story and lots of lovely pictures in this picture book. Katie's best book yet!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Otto the book bear 26 Mar 2014
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I bought this book for a little boy called Otto as a present. It is a lovely story and is a much loved request for his bedtime story.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Lovely book 12 April 2013
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This is a really lovely book which I bought for my grandson who is called Otto! It is a great story and he really enjoys it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant 12 April 2013
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Absolutely love this book and so do my twins. Otto is a firm favourite. Decided to buy it after taking it out of the library three times at the request of my toddlers.
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