Rainy days after school will often find us at the library. Surely you have figured out that with all of my book love, reviews and reading that I don't own "too" much stock in the children's book world. The library is a staple for us. I see many upcoming books come across my desk at work as a book buyer for a bookstore, but I enjoy just walking the stacks at the library for new inspiration.
The simplicity I enjoy in this story also comes from that simple notion of what happens when you read a book- you know good old fashioned, in your lap paper and board book. You create the characters on and off the page.
A tip also is to check with you local library, often they will have a book sale to move through discards. It can be cut throat, but you can pick up some dandies. The spring children's book sale is coming up in T minus 46 days, but who is counting!
Support your library- it is there for you! Next time you are there, ask if they have Otto!