Otis and the Puppy (Board Books)
Philomel Books, 9780399171963, 38pp.
Publication Date: October 2, 2014
The much-loved New York Times bestseller is now available for the youngest reader Otis and his farm friends love to play hide-and-seek, but when the newest addition to the farm--a bounding puppy who can't sit still and has a habit of licking faces--tries to hide one day, he finds his attention wandering along with his legs, and soon he is lost in the forest. Night falls and Otis knows his new friend, who is afraid of the dark, must be terrified all alone in the woods. So Otis, the friend you can always count on, sets out to find the frightened pup. Praise for Otis and the Puppy: " T]his earnest tractor's courage in the darkest hours makes him as reliable as Lassie or the Little Engine That Could." --Publisher's Weekly "Otis will win readers' hearts." --School Library Journal "Seek this out--'game on '" --Kirkus Reviews
About the Author
Loren Long has putt puff puttedy chuffed his way all over the bestseller lists with such titles as Otis, Otis and the Tornado, Otis and the Puppy, An Otis Christmas, Drummer Boy, Toy Boat by Randall de Seve, and Mr. Peabody's Apples by Madonna. He's also had the opportunity to modernize the classic The Little Engine That Could by Watty Piper and had the distinct honor of illustrating Of Thee I Sing by President Barack Obama. A graduate of the American Academy of Art in Chicago, Loren lives in Ohio with his wife, Tracy, and their two sons. You can visit Loren Long at www.OtisTheTractor.com and www.LorenLong.com. Follow @lorenlong