Oggie Cooder

Published by: Scholastic Paperbacks
Release Date: April 15, 2009
Pages: 176
ISBN13: 978-0439927949


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.