Author shares her book series, its canine inspiration with Askew and Bush ES students

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Students at Askew and Barbara Bush elementary schools on Thursday got a special visit from children’s book author Susan Edwards and her four-legged muse, Otto.

Edwards, who goes by the pseudonym Grace Birch, treated the students to readings from her book series “The Adventures of Otto Von Schnoodle,” including the latest installment, “Otto Goes to the Dentist.” Students also were delighted to see Otto the schnoodle, who is a schnauzer-poodle mix.

The series follows Otto on his adventures to find his forever family. “I liked the story,” said 6-year-old Lucy, a student at Askew Elementary. “I have a dog.”

Bush and Askew students will get a full set of “The Adventures of Otto Von Schnoodle” trilogy, as well as his latest book, “Otto Goes to the Dentist.”

“I started less than a year ago, and it has blossomed with these four books. Partial proceeds will be going to the Bush Literacy Foundation,” Edwards said.

Otto (the dog) answers emails from children who write to him. You can click here to correspond with him.