Otto lives inside a book. He loves it when someone reads his story. He also likes to get out of his book when no one is looking and read OTHER books. Otto loves stories!
One day, something terrible happens...someone moves his book when he is not in it and he is left stranded without a book home. Like all story loving adventurers, Otto packs a bag and sets out to find a new home. He tries several different places until he discovers just the perfect place. Somewhere with books. And kids who read them. And other book bears. Can you guess where that is? Author: Katie Cleminson
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You just never know what might be happening at the Library; book bears, battling books, mice, lions, mastadons and dragons! Are the adventures just INSIDE the pages?
"It’s a gloomy, rainy day as three young friends head to the playground. The adventure begins when they discover a mysterious bag hanging from the mouth of a bouncy dinosaur on a spring. A peek inside the bag reveals a stash of multi-colored sidewalk chalk.
The first girl draws a picture of the sun and voilá – its blinding light rises into the sky to chase away the dark clouds and the rain. The second girl draws a flock of butterflies that sprout wings and rise from the pavement to fill the sky with color. Then the mischievous boy chooses a green chalk and draws a ferocious T-Rex. What do you think will happen next?
Each of the illustrator’s realistic drawings was painted by hand using acrylic paint and colored pencils. The children’s expressions are so vivid that you too experience the joy, wonder and fear as the story unfolds. The book has no words but still works well for story time. The large, colorful illustrations will stimulate children’s imaginations and inspire creative thinking as they ponder what comes next in the developing story." Young Hoosier Book Award, 2012-2013, K-3 Nominee.
Recommended by: Linda Tegmeyer - Brightwood Library