Otto the Book Bear by Katie Cleminson

Otto the Book Bear

Written by Katie Cleminson
Part of the Otto the Book Bear Series

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When Otto's book is left on the shelf when the family he lives with move house, 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? Can you guess before you get to the end of the book? A gorgeously mouth-watering picture book with divine illustrations and simple text is an absolute delight and will become a firm favourite in the nursery.


Otto the Book Bear by Katie Cleminson

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!

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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

'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'

About the Author

Katie Cleminson

Selected as a Booktrust Best New Illustrator of 2011.

Katie gained her foundation diploma in Art and Design at Falmouth College. She went on to study Illustration for Children's Publishing at the North Wales School of Art, where she graduated with a First in the summer of 2007.

Katie works with inks, charcoal and Photoshop and loves the work of Lane Smith and Jackson Pollack. She's drawn to nostalgic items like gramophones, typewriters, pipes and bowler hats, which sometimes turn up in her work. Katie was chosen as one of the Booktrust Best New Illlustrators of 2011.

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32 pages
Interest Age: From 3


Katie Cleminson
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Jonathan Cape Ltd an imprint of Random House Children's Books

Publication date

7th July 2011




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