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  • Published: 15 August 2017
  • ISBN: 9781524741150
  • Imprint: Philomel
  • Format: Board Book
  • Pages: 30
  • RRP: $15.99

Otis Gives Thanks



Time to honor Thanksgiving and make it a year-round holiday, thanks to this perfect ode to gratitude featuring Otis, everyone's favorite tractor.

Giving thanks makes Otis happy. He gives thanks for the land and country he loves. Otis is thankful for time to play games like hide-and-seek and ring-around-the-rosy. He cherishes his farm friends who make life on the ranch as happy as can be. And most of all, everyone's favorite tractor is thankful for the greatest thing in life: love.

Told with a sense of warmth, heart, and above all else, gratefulness, this is an uplifting tale that speaks to the soul of Otis' character and reminds readers that taking the time to appreciate our lives is a virtue in itself. From the creator of the Otis series, and the illustrator of The Little Engine That Could and Of Thee I Sing by President Barack Obama.

  • Published: 15 August 2017
  • ISBN: 9781524741150
  • Imprint: Philomel
  • Format: Board Book
  • Pages: 30
  • RRP: $15.99

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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