Otis P. Oliver Protests

Otis P. Oliver is taking a stand. He is NOT taking another bath—ever. But when your opinions matter to the rest of the family about as much as the opinions of the family dog (who, it’s worth mentioning, only has to bathe once a month), you have to get serious. So Otis borrows a spiffy suit from his dad and rouses a rabble of neighbor kids to stand up for what the know is right: a bathtub ban. This hilarious story about standing up for what you believe in, compromise, and family will have readers of all ages ready to hit the pavement for their cause—whatever it may be.

  • 2022 Grand Canyon Reader Award Nominee
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Interest Level Grade 1 - Grade 4
Reading Level Grade 3
Dewey E
ATOS Reading Level
Guided Reading Level
Language English
Publisher Sleeping Bear Press
Available Formats Hardcover (9781534110434), PDF (9781534166783), Hosted ebook (9781534166929)
Copyright 2020
Number of Pages 32
Dimensions 9 x 11
Graphics Full-color illustrations
  • Grand Canyon Reader Award, Nominated, 2022

Kirkus Reviews - Otis P. Oliver Protests

This comical tale about achieving one’s aims creatively should strike a resounding chord with kids, particularly those who aren’t on speaking terms with bathtubs themselves. Children will giggle at Otis’ tactics and back-and-forth correspondence. The expressive illustrations are humorous, energetic, and incorporate the hand-written notes, shown transcribed on pieces torn from lined notebook paper….Even bath-happy readers will want to hear this book.

Author: Keri Claiborne Boyle

Keri Claiborne Boyle’s writing career started with bad poetry at age 10. Fortunately, she improved enough to land her dream job—children’s author—where her stories often feature plucky, offbeat characters that make her #LOL.

Keri’s a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, the Writers’ Loft, and holds a master’s degree from Northwestern University. She lives outside of Boston with her husband, three kids, one dog, two Guinea pigs, and a fish. A former nationally-ranked triathlete, when Keri’s not writing, you’ll find her running … or cycling … or swimming.

Illustrator: Daniel Duncan

Working from his home studio in leafy Chesham on the outskirts of London, Daniel Duncan is a Children’s illustrator specializing in picture books. He likes creating engaging characters in vibrant and detailed environments, using earthy colors and textures. Visit him on Twitter at @DanielDuncan.

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