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  • Published: 24 April 2013
  • ISBN: 9780399254697
  • Imprint: Philomel
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 40
  • RRP: $29.99

Otis and the Puppy




Otis and his farm friends love to play hide-and-seek. Otis especially loves to be 'It,' finding his friends as they hide.

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.

  • Published: 24 April 2013
  • ISBN: 9780399254697
  • Imprint: Philomel
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 40
  • RRP: $29.99

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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