Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Calvin Coconut: Trouble Magnet

By Graham Salisbury
AR book level:  2.8

In Calvin Coconut: Trouble Magnet, Calvin is a boy with only a mom and a babysitter is going to live with them starting in like two days.  He doesn't like it because they are giving the new babysitter Calvin's room and Calvin has to go into the old, dirty garage storage room.  Calvin finds a centipede in the storage room and thinks that if they are going to be roommates, he should at least not get out so Calvin's mom won't squash him.  Calvin brings the centipede to meet your teacher day and it gets loose and Calvin gets in trouble quite a few times.  This bully at school says that since Calvin made him spill juice on his new shirt that Calvin would have to pay (not in money!).  Calvin tries to run away from the bully and gets away but forgets to walk home his little sister Darci.  Once he's almost home, he remembers Darci and runs back to school trying not to get caught.  At school, he goes to Darci's first grade classroom and bangs on the doors and yells for her.  Read the book to find out how Calvin gets away from the bully.

I thought the book was funny, but it wasn't my favorite.  I recommend this book for someone who wants to learn about living by the ocean and different foods since Calvin lives in Hawaii.  I think that boys would like this book more.  It was an easy book and had lots of different pictures.  The picture I used for this post is one of the ones from the book.

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