Friday, November 27, 2015

Bedtime Story: Otis and the Scarecrow by Loren Long

Read for: Children's Book Challenge
Synopsis: "On the farm where Otis the tractor lives, the farmer has introduced someone new—a scarecrow to shoo away the pesky crows. But when Otis and the animals greet the scarecrow with friendly smiles, the scarecrow’s frown never leaves his face. So everyone leaves him alone.

Then one day, when a cold autumn rain sets in, Otis and the animals snuggle close and play Otis’s favorite game: the quiet game. Otis knows the puppy and ducks can’t sit still for long, and soon the farm friends begin to giggle and squirm, feeling warmed by one another’s friendship . . . but on this day, Otis can't seem to take his eyes off the lonely figure in the cornfield.
A deeply resonant book about subtle acts of compassion and standing up for others, featuring everyone's favorite tractor, Otis."

My Review: This was a very cute book, we are coming to be big Otis fans. This is a good book for the fall with the illustrations and setting but it would also be great any time of the year with the message. Munchkin picked up on the message right away and kept asking why the scarecrow was sad. The games that Otis and his friend played were also fun. The story was great for Munchkin and he really enjoyed it and hopefully the message of not leaving anyone out of the fun will stick.
My Rating: We definitely have enjoyed this book and love the message contained in it. We give this book a rating of Four Paws!
Good Night! Sweet Dreams!

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