Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Otis


Otis is a tractor who loves living on the farm. His best friend is a calf who is comforted by the sound of Otis' puttering. All is well until a big new yellow tractor comes to replace Otis. Retired behind the barn, Otis is set to rust away until a crisis brings him back into action.

Loren Long's story of loyalty and friendship is punctuated with illustrations that have a feel of older children's classics like those of Robert Lawson. This would be a great book to use for teaching prediction or problem/solution. Pair it with Mike Mulligan and his Steam Shovel (thanks Grace!).

2 comments:

  1. would this be something you could pair with Mike Mulligan? Grace

    how does this program know I'm Mrs. Clark? the mysteries of cyberspace....

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  2. Great suggestion. I think of Ramona Quimby's class wondering about when Mike Mulligan went to the bathroom when I hear his name.

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