Every evening Otto's family comes together to hold hands when they sleep. But in the morning Otto doesn't want to let go! Poor Otto's parents can't get anything done with him holding on to them, but he's just too worried and afraid to be left on his own. But one day Mom opens a special shell with a pearl inside that sparks Otto's attention! It's beautiful and he can see another otter inside of it, reaching out to him! Otto takes the pearl into his hands - and realizes that he's not holding on to his Mom or Dad anymore, and he feels fine! Each title in the Storytime series features beautiful artwork that children will love and a moral they'll remember. They are the perfect stories to read with a loved one and even alone.