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."