Philomel Books, Penguin, 2009 - Juvenile Fiction - 40 pages
**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 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.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - jlange4 - LibraryThing
The illustrations have an interesting blend of textures and styles ranging from cartoon-y to abstract. The tractor has fantastic expressions and you can't help but root for him. Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Gamino - LibraryThing
Otis the kind and fun loving tractor. This story shares the message of friendship and the importance of being their for one another. It can be used for a lesson on kindness, getting along and regardless of differences we can all get along. Read full review