Otis and the Puppy

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Philomel Books, 2013 - Juvenile Fiction - 36 pages
30 Reviews
The New York Times Bestseller!

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.

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Expressive illustrations abound. - Goodreads
I LOVE the illustrations. - Goodreads
The illustrations are charming and full of expression. - LibraryThing

Review: Otis and the Puppy (Otis)

User Review  - Austin G - Goodreads

Putt, puff, puttedy, Otis and the Puppy is a delightful story about a bright red tractor and his farm friends. When a bright eyed, young puppy is introduced to the list of farm friends everyone is ... Read full review

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User Review  - Brenda - Goodreads

The illustrations in this book are so rich, vivid, and luscious! This would be a perfect gift for a little boy. This heartwarming story shows the true meaning of friendship and teaches kids to overcome their fears. Read full review

About the author (2013)

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. 

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