HarperCollins, Paperback, 9780380709199, 208pp.
Publication Date: August 15, 1990
When it comes to stirring up a little excitement in class, Otis Spofford knows just what to do. He can turn a folk dance fiesta into a three-ring circus . . . or an arithmetic lesson into a spitball marathon. Best of all, Otis likes teasing neat, well-behaved Ellen Tebbits until the day his teasing goes too far. Now Otis is nervous, because Ellen isn't just mad . . . she's planning something
“Mrs. Cleary writes from a sure knowledge of the third grader’s world. It all rings true.”
-The New York Times
“A really hilarious boy who is a classroom comedian, a show-off and a pest, but still very lovable.”