Otis Spofford (Hardcover)
HarperCollins, 9780688217204, 208pp.
Publication Date: August 12, 2008
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. Even his friends George and Stewy can't keep up when it comes to Otis's mischief.
Best of all, Otis likes teasing Ellen Tebbits. She's so neat and well-behaved--there's something irresistible about making Ellen mad But when Otis's teasing goes too far, he feels sorry . . . and then nervous. For now Ellen isn't just mad . . . she's planning something
Beloved author Beverly Cleary brings real understanding to this wonderful story of a "bad boy."
Praise For Otis Spofford…
“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.”