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Oggie Cooder #1

By Kate James, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

Reluctant readers have a quirky new friend.

Book Sarah Weeks Humor 2008
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OGGIE COODER is as easy to read as its title character is easy to like, even if kids would think he was a little too out there if they actually went to school with him. Just the descriptions of his oddballness will draw in reluctant readers. He wears mismatched clothes handpicked from his parents' consignment shop (called Too Good to Be Threw), complete with shoelaces he crocheted himself. His pockets are stuffed full of American cheese, and he expresses enthusiasm by chirping the phrase "Prrrrip!" loudly in public.

Even odder is the school princess, one Miss Donnica Perfecto, who has a profound interest in Oggie's cheese-carving hobby. Along with the humor is a sweet quality and a sense of fairness as you cheer on the underdog. Kids will delight in this story and look forward to more in the series.

Book Details

  • Author: Sarah Weeks
  • Genre: Humor
  • Book type: Fiction
  • Publisher: Scholastic Press
  • Publication date: February 1, 2008
  • Publisher's recommended age(s): 7 - 10
  • Number of pages: 176
  • Last updated: July 12, 2017

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