Otis and the Puppy by Loren Long

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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, the 2013 Read for the Record selection.

About Loren Long

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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.
Published March 12, 2013 by Philomel Books. 44 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Travel, Children's Books.

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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.

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Otis, the doe-eyed tractor who befriended a lonesome calf and squared off against a tornado in his first two books, now takes an adorable puppy under his muffler. New to the farm, the long-eared pup i

May 13 2013 | Read Full Review of Otis and the Puppy

PreS-Gr 1—Otis the tractor is back for a third adventure. Familiar animals from the previous books, including Otis's friends the calf and the bull, play hide-and-go-seek after chores each day. The new puppy joins the fun, but gets lost during a game one evening. After the farmer ends the search f...

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