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Otis Dooda Series

Moving to New York City and starting at a new school was never going to be easy, but it doesn’t help when your name is Otis Dooda. , that’s his name. Go on and have a good laugh. He’s heard it all before. He’s been called things like Otis Poopy Stink and Otis Toilet Twinkie. “Heatley strikes an apt balance between cartoony and creepy in his b&w artwork, and Potter has a firm handle on both Otis’s self-effacing, drily funny voice and her audience’s love of Legos, bizarre plot developments, and bountiful scatological humor.” (Publishers Weekly).

  • Otis Dooda: Downright Dangerous
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    • Otis Dooda: Downright Dangerous

    • Otis Dooda Series (Volume 2)
      Ellen Potter; Illustrations by David Heatley
      Feiwel & Friends

    • After surviving the crazy events of his first weeks in New York City, nine-year-old Otis Dooda is starting out at a brand-new school. He would love to make a good impression, but life in Tidwell...

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  • Otis Dooda
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    • Otis Dooda

    • Otis Dooda Series (Volume 1)
      Ellen Potter; illustrated by David Heatley
      Square Fish

    • HARDY-HAR-HAR!

      Meet Otis Dooda. Yes, that's his name. Go on and have a good laugh. He's heard it all before. He's been called things like Otis Poopy Stink and Otis Toilet Twinkie. That's right,...

      • Available in:

      • Physical Book
      • eBook

Ellen Potter

Ellen Potter is the author of books including The Kneebone Boy, Slob, Pish Posh, and Olivia Kidney. With Anne Mazer she is also the author of Spilling Ink: A Young Writer’s Handbook. Potter grew up in a high-rise apartment building in New York City’s Upper West Side, where she exercised her early creativity by making up stories about the neighbors she saw on the elevator. When she was 11 years old, she realized all the best books were written for people her age, and so she decided to become a children’s book author. She studied creative writing at Binghamton University, and then worked many different jobs while continuing to write. She was a dog groomer, construction worker, art teacher, and waitress. She lives in upstate New York with her husband, son and a motley assortment of badly behaved animals.

David Heatley

Meet David Heatley. He drew all the pictures for Otis Dooda. When he's not writing songs or playing with Legos or daydreaming, he makes art for magazines, books, and Web sites all over the world, including The New Yorker, The New York Times, and Nickelodeon Magazine.