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Otis and the Tornado

written and illustrated by Loren Long

Philomel  2011

New York Times Bestseller

Otis and his farm friends are enjoying a summer's day playing their favorite game, follow-the-leader. The bull, however, has no interest in playing and stays in his pen, where he delights in intimidating the other animals.  Check out Otis' very own page at Otisthetractor.com! 

Suddenly the day turns frightening: the birds stop chirping, the wind picks up, and the sky turns dark and stormy. It's a tornado! Otis rouses a game of follow-the-leader to get all of the farm animals safe and sound in the dried-up riverbanks of Mud Creek. But Otis hears a cry in the distance - it's the bull, still locked in his pen! Quick as his tires will take him, Otis putt puff puttedy chuffs back to the farm to save the day.

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

Reading level: Ages 4-8 Hardcover: 40 pagesPublisher: Philomel (September 22, 2009)Language: English
ISBN-10: 0399254773ISBN-13: 978-039925477210.6 x 11.1 x 0.5 inches
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