Otis loves his farmer and he loves to work. He is also great friends with the little calf who sleeps in the stall next door.
But when Otis is replaced with a big yellow tractor, he is cast away behind the barn, unused, unnoticed . . . until the little calf gets stuck in Mud Pond. Only one tractor can come to the rescue. Can Otis be the one to save the day?
In the tradition of classics like Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel and The Story of Ferdinand, Loren Long has crafted an unforgettable new story—and character—celebrating the power of friendship and perseverance.
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Winner of the Parents Choice Gold Medal
“The overall effect is nostalgic and comforting as readers bond with the determined little tractor.”—School Library Journal
“Readers of classic children’s books will find traces of Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel, Little Toot and The Story of Ferdinand in this story of “a friendly little tractor.”—Publishers Weekly
“How this little left-behind machine goes from has-been to hero is an all-too-familiar but nonetheless satisfying trope that will leave young readers with smiles as big as Otis’s goofy grin.”—The Washington Post
“What a wonderful book for parents and young children to share!”—Children’s Literature