A beautiful story of friendship and great illustrations characterize Otis, a book written and illustrated by Loren Long. The friendship of Otis (a tractor) and a calf is developed through the beginning of the story. The reader is drawn into the story by the tractor’s positive outlook on life. He likes to work and enjoys his life. The calf is calmed by Otis and follows him around the farm. Sadly, a big yellow tractor eventually replaces Otis. However, when the calf is stranded in Mud Pond and no one else can rescue her, Otis comes to the rescue. Once again the friends are united!
*Why do you think Otis and the calf became friends?
*How do you think Otis felt when the yellow tractor came to the farm?
*What do you think Otis and the calf are doing now?