Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Otto the Book Bear review

Otto the Book Bear

Otto lives in a book and is happiest when his story is being read.  But Otto has a secret: when no one is looking and the mood strikes, Otto walks right off of his book's pages! (goodreads summary)

When Otto the bear walks off his book page, he finds plenty of interesting things to explore and do.  But when the family moves and Otto is accidentally left behind, he sets off for an adventure to find a new place to call home.  With his bag packed for the journey, he finds that the world can make him feel very small. But when he sees somewhere new filled with light and hope, Otto knows he has found a special place where he belongs. This story is cute and so sweet with simple, large text making it a perfect read-aloud. The gentle, eye pleasing illustrations give so much life to Otto that they could tell the story alone. It definitely encourages children's imaginations about book characters coming to life and that the library along with reading can be a magical thing for everyone. I think this is a "just right book" for ages 3-6.~

Title: Otto the Book Bear
Author:  Katie Cleminson
Genre: picture book
Pub. date: January 2012, Hyperion Books for Children
Hardcover, 32 pages

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