Otis and the Scarecrow

Awards:   Commended for Charlotte Huck Award for Outstanding Fiction for Children 2015 Short-listed for Alabama Camellia Award (Grades K-1) 2015
Author:   Loren Long ,  Loren Long
Publisher:   Penguin Putnam Inc
ISBN:  

9780399163968


Pages:   40
Publication Date:   14 November 2014
Recommended Age:   From 3 to 7 years
Format:   Hardback
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Otis and the Scarecrow


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Awards

  • Commended for Charlotte Huck Award for Outstanding Fiction for Children 2015
  • Short-listed for Alabama Camellia Award (Grades K-1) 2015

Overview

On the farm where Otis the tractor lives, the farmer has introduced someone new - a scarecrow to shoo away the pesky crows. But when Otis and the animals greet the scarecrow with friendly smiles, the scarecrow's frown never leaves his face. Day after day, alone, he stares out into the cornfield. So everyone leaves him be. Then one day, when a cold autumn rain sets in, Otis and the animals snuggle close and play Otis's favourite game- the quiet game. Otis knows the puppy and ducks can't sit still for long, and soon the farm friends begin to giggle and squirm, feeling warmed by one another's friendship . . . but on this day, Otis can't seem to take his eyes off the lonely figure in the cornfield. A deeply resonant book about subtle acts of kindness, Otis and the Scarecrow is the perfect book in which to explore compassion, friendship, and standing up for others.

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Author:   Loren Long ,  Loren Long
Publisher:   Penguin Putnam Inc
Imprint:   Philomel Books,U.S.
Dimensions:   Width: 28.80cm , Height: 1.10cm , Length: 27.50cm
Weight:   0.622kg
ISBN:  

9780399163968


ISBN 10:   0399163964
Pages:   40
Publication Date:   14 November 2014
Recommended Age:   From 3 to 7 years
Audience:   Children/juvenile ,  Children / Juvenile
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   To order   Availability explained
Stock availability from the supplier is unknown. We will order it for you and ship this item to you once it is received by us.

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Praise for OTIS AND THE SCARECROW: Otis the tractor's goodhearted nature continues to shine in his fifth picture book. - Publishers Weekly Readers will enjoy this sixth tale of an admirable leader who does the right thing with quiet confidence. - Booklist Teachers will see the connection between the lonely scarecrow and the outsider in the classroom and will be able to find many uses for this volume in the curriculum. Fans will enjoy this more cerebral Otis and might build a little empathy along the way. - Kirkus Reviews Loren Long creates a perfect book for the beginning of the school year with Otis and the Scarecrow. -- Examiner.com


Praise for the OTIS *** Long s gouache and pencil artwork is stunning. . . the satisfying conclusion that speaks of a place for everyone is sure to ring true to children. School Library Journal on Otis, starred review *** *** The illustrations wonderfully enhance the story, from the joy of the animals prancing around the Christmas tree to Otis expressive responses to the events around him. Booklist on An Otis Christmas, starred review *** Hearkens to the golden age of picture books, with a style and tone that recall the work of Virginia Lee Burton and Munro Leaf. Booklist on Otis and the Tornado Fans of Otis will not be disappointed with the satisfying ending that results in a creative solution and a most happy reunion. Seek this out game on! Kirkus Reviews on Otis and the Puppy Praise for OTIS AND THE SCARECROW: Otis the tractor s goodhearted nature continues to shine in his fifth picture book. Publishers Weekly Readers will enjoy this sixth tale of an admirable leader who does the right thing with quiet confidence. Booklist Teachers will see the connection between the lonely scarecrow and the outsider in the classroom and will be able to find many uses for this volume in the curriculum. Fans will enjoy this more cerebral Otis and might build a little empathy along the way. Kirkus Reviews Loren Long creates a perfect book for the beginning of the school year with Otisand the Scarecrow. --Examiner.com


Author Information

Loren Long is the #1 New York Times bestselling illustrator of the re-creation of the childhood classic The Little Engine That Could and Madonna's Mr. Peabody's Apples. He has illustrated many other favourites, including Frances Ward Weller's The Day the Animals Came. Loren has fond memories of creating paper boats with his brothers on rainy days and following them as they floated down the gutters. It was these memories that drew him to illustrate Toy Boat. Loren lives near Cincinnati, USA with his wife and two sons, all frequent visitors to his studio, where they see the art and hear the stories first.

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