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Publisher Comments:

New York Times-bestselling author/artist Loren Long creates an unforgettable children's classic.

Otis is a special tractor. He loves his farmer and he loves to work. And he loves the little calf in the next stall, whom he purrs to sleep with his soft motor. In fact, the two become great friends: they play in the fields, leap hay bales, and play ring-around-the-rosy by Mud Pond.

But when Otis is replaced with the big yellow tractor, he is cast away behind the barn, unused, unnoticed...until the little calf gets stuck in Mud Pond. Then there is only one tractor — and it's not big or yellow — who can come to the rescue. It is little old Otis who saves his friend. It is Otis who saves the day.

In a wonderful new palette, and in the tradition of classics like Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel and The Story of Ferdinand, Loren Long has crafted an unforgettable new story — and character — celebrating the power of friendship and perseverance.

Review:

"Readers of classic children's books will find traces of Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel, Little Toot and The Story of Ferdinand in this story of 'a friendly little tractor.' Otis the tractor loves to work as much as he loves to play. When he snores in the barn, his 'soft putt puff puttedy chuff' consoles a motherless calf. Otis and the calf become pals, and Long (who reillustrated The Little Engine That Could) pictures them sitting under a tree in Ferdinand the bull's iconic pose. Yet this idyll cannot last. Otis's owner (no loyal Mike Mulligan) purchases a huge 'brand-new yellow tractor' and puts Otis out to pasture, where 'the weeds began to cover his tires.' Only when the calf gets stuck in a muddy pond does Otis rev to the rescue. Long fashions Otis's headlamps as eyes and accents the charcoal gray and fawn brown gouache with apple red, buttery yellow and denim blue. Resurrecting stories of sweet machines aiding helpless animals is not easy in an era concerned with fossil fuels and feedlots, but Long's story should inspire readers to revisit old favorites. Ages 3 — 5. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Review:

"[This] episode will certainly draw nostalgic adults. Considering the author's track record and influences, it may find a welcome from younger audiences too." Kirkus Reviews

Review:

"Long's terrific fluid artwork...will entertain kids with the humor-laced depictions of the feisty work machine's romps.... Perhaps even more, [it] will charm adults tasked with reading the tale aloud." Bookslist

Synopsis:

In the tradition of such classics as Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel, the beloved, #1 New York Times-bestselling author/illustrator of The Little Engine That Could and Drummer Boy returns with an unforgettable new story — and character — that celebrates the power of friendship and perseverance.

Synopsis:

**The New York Times bestseller and official 2013 Read for the Record selection!**

New York Times bestselling author/artist Loren Long creates an unforgettable children's classic.

Otis is a special tractor. He loves his farmer and he loves to work. And he loves the little calf in the next stall, whom he purrs to sleep with his soft motor. In fact, the two become great friends: they play in the fields, leap hay bales, and play ring-around-the-rosy by Mud Pond.

But when Otis is replaced with the big yellow tractor, he is cast away behind the barn, unused, unnoticed . . . until the little calf gets stuck in Mud Pond. Then there is only one tractor—and its not big or yellow—who can come to the rescue. It is little old Otis who saves his friend. It is Otis who saves the day.

In a wonderful new palette, and in the tradition of classics like Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel and The Story of Ferdinand, Loren Long has crafted an unforgettable new story—and character—celebrating the power of friendship and perseverance.

 

 

 

Synopsis:

New York Times bestselling author/artist Loren Long creates an unforgettable children's classic.

Otis loves his farmer and he loves to work. He is also great friends with the little calf who sleeps in the stall next door.

But when Otis is replaced with a big yellow tractor, he is cast away behind the barn, unused, unnoticed . . . until the little calf gets stuck in Mud Pond. Only one tractor can come to the rescue. Can Otis be the one to save the day?

In the tradition of classics like Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel and The Story of Ferdinand, Loren Long has crafted an unforgettable new story—and character—celebrating the power of friendship and perseverance.

 

About the Author

Loren Long is the #1 New York Times bestselling illustrator of the re-creation of The Little Engine That Could. He has also illustrated other favorites, including Angela Johnson's I Dream of Trains, which won the prestigious Golden Kite Award, and Toy Boat, another New York Times bestseller. His last book, Drummer Boy, was his debut as a picture book writer, and solidified his desire to create and illustrate his own stories. Loren lives near Cincinnati with his wife and two sons.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780399252488
Author:
Long, Loren
Publisher:
Philomel Books
Subject:
Farm life
Subject:
Farms
Subject:
Lifestyles - Farm Life & Ranch Life
Subject:
Social Issues - Friendship
Subject:
Lifestyles - Farm Life
Subject:
Children s-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Board book
Series:
Otis
Series Volume:
1
Publication Date:
20090931
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from P up to K
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
34
Dimensions:
10.5 x 11 in 1 lb
Children's Book Type:
Picture / Wordless
Age Level:
04-05

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Product details 34 pages Philomel Books - English 9780399252488 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Readers of classic children's books will find traces of Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel, Little Toot and The Story of Ferdinand in this story of 'a friendly little tractor.' Otis the tractor loves to work as much as he loves to play. When he snores in the barn, his 'soft putt puff puttedy chuff' consoles a motherless calf. Otis and the calf become pals, and Long (who reillustrated The Little Engine That Could) pictures them sitting under a tree in Ferdinand the bull's iconic pose. Yet this idyll cannot last. Otis's owner (no loyal Mike Mulligan) purchases a huge 'brand-new yellow tractor' and puts Otis out to pasture, where 'the weeds began to cover his tires.' Only when the calf gets stuck in a muddy pond does Otis rev to the rescue. Long fashions Otis's headlamps as eyes and accents the charcoal gray and fawn brown gouache with apple red, buttery yellow and denim blue. Resurrecting stories of sweet machines aiding helpless animals is not easy in an era concerned with fossil fuels and feedlots, but Long's story should inspire readers to revisit old favorites. Ages 3 — 5. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Review" by , "[This] episode will certainly draw nostalgic adults. Considering the author's track record and influences, it may find a welcome from younger audiences too."
"Review" by , "Long's terrific fluid artwork...will entertain kids with the humor-laced depictions of the feisty work machine's romps.... Perhaps even more, [it] will charm adults tasked with reading the tale aloud."
"Synopsis" by , In the tradition of such classics as Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel, the beloved, #1 New York Times-bestselling author/illustrator of The Little Engine That Could and Drummer Boy returns with an unforgettable new story — and character — that celebrates the power of friendship and perseverance.
"Synopsis" by ,
**The New York Times bestseller and official 2013 Read for the Record selection!**

New York Times bestselling author/artist Loren Long creates an unforgettable children's classic.

Otis is a special tractor. He loves his farmer and he loves to work. And he loves the little calf in the next stall, whom he purrs to sleep with his soft motor. In fact, the two become great friends: they play in the fields, leap hay bales, and play ring-around-the-rosy by Mud Pond.

But when Otis is replaced with the big yellow tractor, he is cast away behind the barn, unused, unnoticed . . . until the little calf gets stuck in Mud Pond. Then there is only one tractor—and its not big or yellow—who can come to the rescue. It is little old Otis who saves his friend. It is Otis who saves the day.

In a wonderful new palette, and in the tradition of classics like Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel and The Story of Ferdinand, Loren Long has crafted an unforgettable new story—and character—celebrating the power of friendship and perseverance.

 

 

 

"Synopsis" by ,
New York Times bestselling author/artist Loren Long creates an unforgettable children's classic.

Otis loves his farmer and he loves to work. He is also great friends with the little calf who sleeps in the stall next door.

But when Otis is replaced with a big yellow tractor, he is cast away behind the barn, unused, unnoticed . . . until the little calf gets stuck in Mud Pond. Only one tractor can come to the rescue. Can Otis be the one to save the day?

In the tradition of classics like Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel and The Story of Ferdinand, Loren Long has crafted an unforgettable new story—and character—celebrating the power of friendship and perseverance.

 

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