A Combo of Oggie Cooder and Oggie Cooder, Party Animal
Oggie Cooder loves cheese so much that he carries a slice of cheese with him wherever he goes. It’s not just for a snack – Oggie is an excellent charver. (Charving is when you chew a piece of cheese to carve it into some kind of shape.)
The kids at school think Oggie’s charving is a little strange. But when a big TV show comes looking for people with unusual talents, Oggie is suddenly Mr. Popular. Can Oggie charve a path to fame and score an invite to the party of the year without melting under the pressure?
No matter how you slice it, you’re going to laugh your head off when you read about one small kid becoming a really big cheese, in this hilarious combination of Oggie Cooder and Oggie Cooder, Party Animal.
“Funny and fast paced.”
“Pitch-perfect humor…with just the right touch of zaniness.”
Oggie Cooder has a talent — he can charve better than anyone else in Truman Elementary School. (Charving, for the uninitiated, is the carving of a piece of cheese with one’s teeth.) Oggie doesn’t think this is anything special — but his whole school will soon be disagreeing with him. After he inadvertently charves during a nationwide hunt for unusual talents, his charving puts him on the path to fame and fortune. Suddenly, he’s the star of the school . . . but he’s not sure that he wants to shine that way.
This is Sarah Weeks at her best — funny, clever, and kid-friendly.
“Oggie’s adventure delivers a message about staying true to oneself, but the lesson is never cheesy; it is as light-hearted and tasty as Oggie’s charving lessons.”
Oggie Cooder is no longer available as a stand alone, BUT the complete story is included in CHEESE.Read More
Oggie Cooder, Party Animal
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.
“Full-page, stylized drawings with gray washes help define the characters and underscore the humor of this accessible chapter book in the Oggie Cooder series. Grades 2-5.”
This book is no longer available as a stand alone, BUT the complete story is included in CHEESE.Read More
Guy is convinced that his parents aren’t really his parents. They’re too weird! Was he switched at birth? Readers – including those hard to entice reluctant boys – will delight in Weeks’ humorous yet sensitive handling of this classic adolescent phase.
“A clever take on the search for ones identity”
TEXAS BlueBonnet Finalist, 2000Read More
Thirteen-year-old Guy Strang’s life seems to have turned totally upside down! Not only are his parents getting divorced, but he’s also been asked out to the movies by Autumn Hockney. There’s just one problem: his best friend, Buzz, will desert him forever if he goes soft. Can Guy find a way to go out with Autumn without losing Buzz? Will his brilliant plan to reunite his parents succeed? And will he figure out what may be the most important thing of all — what the heck girls mean when they talk about “guy time”?
“A satisfying, funny story to recommend to middle-graders.”
“Its deft balance of comedy and pathos and its credible characters will hit home.”
Guy can’t imagine life without his best friend, Buzz. They’ve been inseparable since second grade, when fate tossed them together with a little help from a bad haircut, green boxer shorts, flying rice cakes, and a couple of hard-earned nicknames. So when an accident threatens to tear them apart, Guy finds himself clinging to precious memories of the friendship he’d wished for all his life.
“Realistic and cheerful…it will give thoughtful readers much to ponder.”
Guy Strang thinks that nothing could be worse than his parents getting divorced, until his crazy mom drops the bomb — she’s getting remarried! And not to just anyone. Her intended is a professional clown named Jerry — Jerry Zuckerman, father of Lana Zuckerman, the meanest, toughest girl in school. Guy and Lana have never had anything in common before, but now they join forces to come up with a wacky, hilarious plan to stop the wedding. But can they pull it off before it’s too late?
“…a light, lively read with a likable protagonist, and plenty of wit.”
Get Well Soon, or Else!
Nat Boyd and his best friend Boyd Fink have been waiting to go to nature camp together since Kindergarten. But knowing Nat and his bad luck, if something can go wrong for him, it will. Nat’s got his fingers crossed, but uh-oh, there goes that itchy knee of his again, and you know what that means! Something outrageous is about to happen. Humorous reading for all- but especially appealing to reluctant readers of the male persuasion.Read More
Danger! Boys Dancing!
Despite Nat Boyd’s itchy curse of bad luck, he and his clever best friend Boyd Fink have always been able to maneuver their way out of trouble. But this time the trouble involves, dance lessons and tutus and a bizarre dancing diva named Tallulah Treehaven. Humorous reading for all- but especially appealing to reluctant readers of the male persuasion.Read More
Nat Boyd is worried about his best friend Boyd Fink. After he loses at a silly game called Faboo Facts, Fink isn’t himself anymore. He doesn’t even want to make fun of Jessie Cornbloomers anymore! Watch out world, Fink is in a funk! Humorous reading for all- but especially appealing to reluctant readers of the male persuasion.Read More