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  • Published: 1 September 2011
  • ISBN: 9781780080031
  • Imprint: Jonathan Cape
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 32
  • RRP: $19.99

Otto the Book Bear




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...

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?

  • Published: 1 September 2011
  • ISBN: 9781780080031
  • Imprint: Jonathan Cape
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 32
  • RRP: $19.99

About the author

Katie Cleminson

Katie Cleminson studied Illustration for Children's Publishing at North Wales School of Art; she graduated in 2007 with a First Class Honours degree and her work has been exhibited in London, Poland, Italy, Japan and Korea. Katie lives in England.

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Praise for Otto the Book Bear

The story of Otto went straight to my heart. It's a perfect story about the power of books and reading. Katie's illustrations are full of space, gentle colour and apparent simplicity. She also has a real way with drawing animals - Otto is a very handsome bear, a bear that you'll want to hug and make space for on your bookshelves.

Playing the Book (www.playingbythebook.net)

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

With colourful, bold-line illustrations, this is a charming story for age three and up.

Mary Arrigan, The Irish Examiner

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