Otis and the Puppy

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Philomel Books, 2013 - Juvenile Fiction - 36 pages
12 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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Review: Otis and the Puppy (Otis)

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This book really shows the importance of friendship and courage. Otis goes out of his way to help his friend when he knows that his friend is afraid. In the meantime, he also has to conquer his fear ... Read full review

Review: Otis and the Puppy (Otis)

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Aww... great message about courage and friendship, and delightful illustrations, with the quiet interplay of subtle colors that give the reader a chance to create her own excitement about them. But ... 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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