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Otis and the Puppy ( Otis) (Hardcover) by Loren Long

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When a puppy gets lost while playing hide and seek on the farm, Otis the friendly little tractor must face his fear of the darkness in order to help his new friend. Full color.



Book Synopsis



The bestselling Otis the tractor series created by Loren Long, the illustrator of Matt de la Pena's Love and Watty Piper's classic The Little Engine that Could!

Otis and his farm friends love to play hide-and-seek. Otis especially loves to be It, finding his friends as they hide. Yet 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, he finds his attention wandering and is soon lost in the forest. Night falls and Otis, knowing his new friend is afraid of the dark, sets out to find him. There's just one problem: Otis is also afraid of the dark. His friend is alone and in need, though, so Otis takes a deep breath, counts to ten, and sets off on a different game of hide-and-seek.

From the critically-acclaimed illustrator of The Little Engine that Could, Of Thee I Sing, and Otis.



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**THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER!**--New York Times

"It is spring and there is a new puppy on the farm. After Otis rescues the whimpering pooch from the doghouse (and the dark), the two become fast friends. Painterly gouache and pencil illustrations have panoramic views, and stars and headlights shine through the dark of twilight and forest. And that is where the puppy gets lost one evening, after playing hide-and-seek. When the sun sets, and the search party gives up until dawn, Otis confronts his own fear of the dark and forges ahead . . . Older readers will delight in Long's use of idioms, and younger children will appreciate the loyalty of a true friend and understand the terror, not of darkness, but of aloneness. Otis will win readers' hearts."--School Library Journal"



Lovable Otis the tractor is back for a third adventure, in which he overcomes his fear to help out a new canine friend. Otis and his animal buddies, including the calf and bull from previous titles, play hide-and-seek after working on the farm. With a "one-putt, two-puff, three-puttedy four-chuff," Otis begins his turn as "it," which he especially likes. One day, the farmer brings an adorable young pup to the farm, and he immediately wins the hearts of all with his wriggling and wagging and an abundance of wet kisses. But after night falls, the puppy whimpers when he is left alone in his very dark doghouse outside the barn. Otis invites him inside to sleep next to him, and a special friendship forms. The story takes a turn when the puppy, instead of hiding as he is supposed to, gets distracted. In this spread, Long separates the text from what he depicts in the classic-feeling illustrations in gouache and pencil. While the language describes Otis discovering his friends in their silly hiding places--bull is "behind a lone dandelion"--a series of spot images shows the pup following a butterfly until he becomes hopelessly lost in the dark forest. Long contrasts the bright daytime farm scenes with the deepest darks of night to heighten the drama, for Otis must first cope with his own fear of the dark before rescuing his friend. Fans of Otis will not be disappointed with the satisfying ending that results in a creative solution and a most happy reunion. Seek this out--"game on!" -"-Kirkus Reviews"



About The Author



Loren Long is a Midwesterner, having grown up in Missouri and attended school at The University of Kentucky in Lexington. He pursued graduate-level studies at the American Academy of Art in Chicago after graduating with a BA in Graphic Design/Art Studio from the University of Kentucky. He and his wife, Tracy, have two sons.
Dimensions (Overall): 10.6 Inches (H) x 11.1 Inches (W) x .5 Inches (D)
Weight: 1.4 Pounds
Suggested Age: 4-8 Years
Number of Pages: 36
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Sub-Genre: Lifestyles / Farm + Ranch Life, Animals / Dogs
Series Title: Otis
Publisher: Philomel Books
Format: Hardcover
Author: Loren Long
Language: English
Street Date: March 12, 2013
TCIN: 14434915
UPC: 9780399254697
Item Number (DPCI): 059-03-9998
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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Estimated ship dimensions: 11.25 inches length x 11.25 inches width x 0.5 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 1.35 pounds
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5.0 out of 5 stars with 3 reviews
100% would recommend
2 recommendations

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5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Alexandersmom - 5 years ago, Verified purchaser
perfect for story time!
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quality

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
grandma - 7 years ago
This book has good pictures to go along with the story. Easy to read. Hard cover and heavier weight paper make it more durable than a lot of other books.
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Great book!

5 out of 5 stars
Debbie - 11 years ago
Otis is my grandson's name. He will get all the Otis books for Christmas. He will be 2yrs old in Dec.
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