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  • Published: 11 June 2019
  • ISBN: 9781984837226
  • Imprint: Philomel
  • Format: Board Book
  • Pages: 38
  • RRP: $14.99

Otis And The Kittens




The #1 New York Times bestselling artist Loren Long, presents Otis and the Kittens, a story of friendship and unlikely heroes, now in board book format!

On the farm, it hasn't rained in a long time. One hot afternoon, when Otis and his friends are resting beneath the shade of the apple tree, Otis spots something moving down in the valley-an orange tabby cat headed straight for the old barn. But then Otis sees something else that causes his engine to sputter . . . a swirl of smoke coming from the barn. A fire! As Otis races toward the fire with his friends in tow, he spots the tabby cat mewing in alarm. Otis rushes inside to discover the source of the cat's worries-her little kittens are trapped inside! Will Otis and his friends be able to save the day? Told with a sense of play and devotion, this is a heartwarming tale that reminds readers that sometimes even those who we count on to help us need a little help themselves. From the creator of Otis and Otis and the Puppy, and the illustrator of Love by Matt de la Pena and Of Thee I Sing by President Barack Obama, this sweet story that celebrates firefighters and heroes of all shapes and sizes is now available in board book format, perfect for the youngest of readers.

  • Published: 11 June 2019
  • ISBN: 9781984837226
  • Imprint: Philomel
  • Format: Board Book
  • Pages: 38
  • RRP: $14.99

About the author

Loren Long

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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