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Scott rothman

SCOTT ROTHMAN is a writer of kid’s books, screenplays, theater, and humor pieces. His debut picture book ATTACK OF THE UNDERWEAR DRAGON (Random House) and its sequel RETURN OF THE UNDERWEAR DRAGON were both National Indie bestsellers and are being developed into a musical kids TV series by Mercury Filmworks with New York Times best-selling illustrator Pete Oswald and Tony-award winning composer

Bill Sherman.

Scott’s other picture books include BLUE BISON NEEDS A HAIRCUT (Random House, illustrated by Pete Oswald), PARFAIT, NOT PARFAIT (Roaring Brook Press, illustrated by Avery Monsen), MAKO & TIGER: A SHARK’S TALE (Random House, illustrated by Mika Song) and BASKETBALL TOWN (Candlewick Press, illustrated by Darnell Johnson). Several more will be

coming soon.

A screenplay Scott co-wrote, DRAFT DAY, topped the 2012 Black List before being made into a feature film directed by Ivan Reitman and starring Kevin Costner. In addition, Scott co-wrote the script for the comedy ARMY OF ONE starring Nicolas Cage and directed by Larry Charles.


In theater, Scott wrote the book for the one-person musical TODD VS. THE TITANIC (music and lyrics by Murder for Two’s Joe Kinosian and Kellen Blair) which will be produced by the Adirondack Theatre Festival in June 2024. He is also developing a frog-based comedic musical RIBBIT with Tony-nominated composer Paul Gordon. 

Scott’s humor writing has appeared in The New Yorker, GQ and McSweeney’s. He received an MFA in Dramatic Writing from NYU. 

My Books

Attack of the

Underwear Dragon

(illustrated by Pete Oswald)

Mako & Tiger

(illustrated by Mika Song)

Return of the

Underwear Dragon

(illustrated by Pete Oswald)

Blue Bison Needs a Haircut

(illustrated by Pete Oswald)

Parfait, Not Parfait

(illustrated by Avery Monsen)

Basketball Town 

(illustrated by Darnell Johnson)

My Books

"The action moves as briskly as a well-oiled cartoon episode, and ends on an appropriately amusing note..."

Kirkus Reviews

"A tiny knight’s tale that’s hard not to like."

Indie Next List

Included on the Fall 2020 Kids' Indie Next List, Ages 4 - 8

Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

"This book has a lot of reread potential, as viewers are bound to pick up on new hidden jokes each time."

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