Oggie Cooder, Party Animal (Hardcover)
Scholastic Press, 9780439927925, 176pp.
Publication Date: October 1, 2009
Oggie Cooder has never set foot (or swim fin) in his neighbor Donnica Perfecto's swimming pool. But now he has his chance - it's Donnica's birthday, and her mom has forced her to invite Oggie to the pool party! Donnica, though, isn't about to let this happen. She has a plan to keep Oggie away. But what she doesn't count on is the power of Oggie's charving, an unexpected visit from a local rock band, a creative use of a cherry picker, a dog that tweets like a bird, and a boy in a bear suit whose identity will change everything when it's revealed.
Once again, Sarah Weeks has created a funny hero who won't let anything - not wimpiness, not adversity, not haiku contests - stand in his way.