Reviewed for Preschool, 2009


Otis is a hardworking little tractor who loves life on the farm with his friend the little calf—jumping over hay bales, playing ring-around-the-rosey, and of course, helping the farmer in the fields. But when the farmer gets a big new tractor, Otis is sent behind the barn and retired. That is, until the little calf wanders into Mud Pond and no one can save him. Can Otis help? Full of evocative illustrations, this sweet story is a perfect bedtime read, and sure to become a family favorite. (Philomel, $17.99)