by Katie Cleminson
Otto the Book Bear is a special little bear who lives in a book, and nothing makes him happier than when children read his book. But Otto also has special secret adventures that happen when no one is looking: he walks right off the pages of his book and goes exploring.
This is all well and good until Otto’s family packs up and moves away while he is out of his book. What is a book bear to do without his book to live in? Otto must now set out on his biggest adventure yet – to find a new home.
Otto the Book Bear is a story that will have young readers watching their own books to see who will hop off the shelf. It is a beautiful book with timeless illustrations that celebrates the magic of books, the joy of reading, and the warm feelings of friendship.
Otto the Book Bear activities coming up this week:
- Use our basic bread recipe and make your own Teddy Bear Bread to celebrate Otto and his big adventure.
- Every good explorer needs a trusty knapsack for carrying treasures. With just a few basic supplies, your young reader can create Otto's File Folder Backpack.
Check out the bear books we've featured on Off the Shelf, plus the activities and recipes that go with them:
- Bear Has A Story to Tell
- Bear Says Thanks
- Blueberries for Sal
- The Little Mouse, the Red Ripe Strawberry, and the Big Hungry Bear
- The Valentine Bears
- We're Going on a Bear Hunt
- Winnie the Pooh