Author/Illustrator: Loren Long

Publisher: Penguin Group

Publication Date: 2009

Genre: Animals, Picture Book

Audience: Pre-K-2

Overview: Otis is an old rundown tractor who is replaced by a big new yellow tractor, and is put into misery when he is left outside because he is no longer of use.  But when his friend, the young calf gets stuck in the mud, he is the only one that is able to get her out.

Activity: Have students think about how Otis helped out the calf.  Have them come up with a list of thing the can do to help out others in the classroom.  Post this list somewhere as a reminder of what they can do.

Reviewer’s Name: Kristen