Today I'm combining two of my favorite things: books and music.
Otis, written and illustrated by the so very talented Loren Long, is a story about true friendship. My son and I both adore this story. It doesn't get cuter than when a chugging, little tractor strikes up a friendship with an equally adorable little calf.
In the endearing story, the friendship is tested (like friendship so often is), but it prevails to the delight of children (and parents) and everywhere!
There is one song that completely captures the essence of this lovely story. The same song I used to sing every Fifth Sunday Night Singing at the little, white church down the street from the house I happily grew up in and still eagerly visit.
Drum roll please..............................................
by Bill Withers
Turn the volume up if you're at home or slap on those headphones if you're somewhere else and listen to some soul that's good for the soul.
What are your thoughts? Did you have a different song in mind for this story? If you have a book that you'd like to see paired with a song, let me know!