Loren Long

Loren Long is the #1 New York Times bestselling illustrator of the re-creation of The Little Engine That Could. He has also illustrated other favorites, including Angela Johnson's I Dream of Trains, which won the prestigious Golden Kite Award, and Toy Boat, another New York Times bestseller. His last book, Drummer Boy, was his debut as a picture book writer, and solidified his desire to create and illustrate his own stories. Loren lives near Cincinnati with his wife and two sons.

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Otis and the Puppy on sale March 12, 2013!

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.

This brand-new adventure is a perfect accompaniment to any Otis lover's bookshelf and story time.