Otis is an adorable little tractor. I just read the third book featuring him earlier today. I read the first a while ago (my review) and even though it’s a picture book it put tears in my eyes, so I was expecting this one, Otis and the Puppy to be good too, and I was right.

Otis and the puppy

Title: Otis and the Puppy

Author: Loren Long

Category: Picture Book

Published: March 12, 2013 by Philomel Books

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Add: Goodreads

Purchase: Amazon | IndieBound | Book Depository

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.

Once again, this was a cute book and I love the message, that you help out your friends, even though sometimes it can be scary. The illustrations are adorable too. The farm seems like such a happy place, where everyone, animals and machines are friends who play together and help each other. This is one I would definitely read with preschool and early elementary kids.

Otis Series

  1. Otis
  2. Otis and the Tornado
  3. Otis and the Puppy

Board Book

  • Otis Loves to Play


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