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On October 4 2013, by Vicky Donald, at Grand Bay, Alabama

Castlen's Third Grade Teachers and Reading Coach Celebrate Read for the Record

Fire Chief Douglas

On October 3 2013, by April Freeman, at Frankfort, IN

Fire Chief Douglas played by Greg Binder, Manager Operations from Lebanon, IN, helps these girls from Head Start in Frankfort, IN color pictures of their friends.

Loren Long drawing Otis

On October 3 2013, by We Give Books, at Hoboken, NJ

Loren Long draws Otis for the students at HoLA Hoboken for Read for the Record

Roseboro Elementary NC Pre-K Roseboro, NC

On October 3 2013, by Bianca Johnson, at Roseboro, NC

Roseboro Elementary's NC Pre-K reading Otis on the Smart Board!

Otis is the Best

On October 3 2013, by Genie Bishop, at Edgerton, IN

Reading for the Record at a day care in Edgerton, IN

Otis and his best friend

On October 11 2013, by Susie Brown, Pre-K Teacher at Rainbow Elementary School, at Decatur. Georgia 30035

We drew a picture of Otis and his friend as the played together on the farm.

Otis Tractor

On October 3 2013, by Lourdes Canizares, at Miami, Florida

They made the Otis Tractor

Otis llego a Caguas Leerning Academy

On October 3 2013, by Nadya M Rivera, at Caguas , Puerto Rico

El 3 de octubre el dia de Read for the record los niños de k-4 grado tuvimos la fiesta de Otis leimos trabajamos y hasta nos montamos en otis , los niños juntos con sus maestras gozamos de la experiencia de leer por uni linda causa

Read for the Record 2013 – Hatillo

On October 3 2013, by Club DECA Esc. Lorenzo Coballes, at Hatillo Puerto Rico

Deca LCG Hatillo read for the record

Los Abelardinos disfrutaron a Otis.

On October 3 2013, by Josefa M. Arroyo, at Caguas, Puerto Rico

La bibliotecaria, junto a las maestras de inglés leyeron el cuento de Otis a los estudiantes de kinder a 3ro (15 grupos en total) en español e inglés. Nos acompañaron padres, maestros y sobre todo nuestros granjeros y animalitos de la granja. TODOS DISFRUTAMOS MUCHO.

Mud Pudding

On October 7 2013, by Patricia Couto, at Newark NJ

Students enjoyed celebrating Otis with this cooking activity!!!!

Friendship Parade

On October 3 2013, by Katie Bounds, at Ft. Worth, Texas

Kindergarten children at Alice Contreras Elementary had a happy friendship parade to celebrate friendship like Otis

Kids Get Excited about Reading In Madison County, AL

On October 3 2013, by Cathy Miller, at Madison County, Alabama

Our children LOVED hearing our guest readers from United Way of Madison County, armed with gifts of coloring sheets (Thanks, Jumpstart!), bookmarks and stickers, and a free copy of OTIS for their classroom (thank you, Junior League). Thanks also to the preschool teachers who let us visit and our awesome partners the Huntsville Botanical Gardens, Earlyworks Museum and the Huntsville/Madison County Public Library for joining us in sharing this story. We broke a record locally! Here's hoping we did so nationally as well.

Pearson Volunteers

On October 3 2013, by Kimberley Srafin, at Indianapolis,IN

Volunteers from Pearson Indianapolis office.

Colegio Unidade Jardim

On October 3 2013, by Juliana Casadei, at Santo Andre,Sao Paulo

Otis: great book!!! We loved it!!