Calvin Coconut: Kung Fooey (Hardcover)
Wendy Lamb Books, 9780385739634, 144pp.
Publication Date: September 13, 2011
Calvin Coconut's fourth grade class meets Benni Obi, a weird and likable new kid. Benny brags about knowing kung fu, wears mirrored sunglasses, eats worms, crickets, and chocolate-covered scorpions, and says all the wrong things to bully Tito. Uh-oh. Meanwhile, the neighborhood kids and pets clear the road Calvin's babysitter Stella is learning how to drive. She's got a lead foot.
Readers will enjoy the humor in "Kung Fooey" as Calvin's smarts and courage help him learn something new about standing up for friends, and facing a bully.