Hey, New Kid!

Hey, New Kid!

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by Betsy Duffey, Ellen Thompson
     
 

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Cody?s father is an F.B.I. agent, he?s got a pet emu, and he?s an ace on Rollerblades. At least, that?s what Cody tells his class on the first day at his new school. Being Super Deluxe Cody is great, until someone throws a skating party. And suddenly, the game may be up! Betsy Duffey is the author of numerous books for young readers, including How to Be Cool in the… See more details below

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Cody?s father is an F.B.I. agent, he?s got a pet emu, and he?s an ace on Rollerblades. At least, that?s what Cody tells his class on the first day at his new school. Being Super Deluxe Cody is great, until someone throws a skating party. And suddenly, the game may be up! Betsy Duffey is the author of numerous books for young readers, including How to Be Cool in the Third Grade, The Math Wiz and Utterly Yours, Booker Jones. She lives in Atlanta, Georgia. Ellen Thompson has illustrated over one hundred children?s book jackets, and her work has appeared in numerous magazines. She lives in Franklin Park, New Jersey.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Dr. Judy Rowen
Cody decides to cope with his first day in a new school by being "Super Cody," someone the other kids will admire. He spins so many lies that he just wants to hide rather than being found out. He finally 'fesses up after a hilarious episode unmasks him. Cody's angst is relayed with gentle humor.
School Library Journal
Gr 3-4-Because he's dreading being the new kid in school, Cody, a quirky, wise-cracking third grader, transforms himself into Super Cody. Nothing is ordinary in his life; he tells everyone he's a world-class skater, that he has a pet emu, and that his father is an FBI agent. But rather than making the transition smoother, his new image only causes embarrassment. He is invited to Holly's skating party, and since he's never really skated, he succeeds in rolling into the girl's bathroom and exiting as a toilet-paper mummy. But thanks to a supportive mother, an understanding teacher, a few kids willing to give him a chance, and a science project, he makes friends. Duffey's characters display a wide variety of realistic emotions, and students will readily identify with them.-Christina Dorr, Calcium Primary School, NY
Susan Dove Lempke
When his family moves in the middle of the school year, third-grader Cody decides to start fresh: instead of being ordinary Cody, he's going to be Super Cody. Standing in front of his new class, he announces he's from Alaska instead of Topeka, Kansas, and that he's "smart, supersmart. In fact, a genius." Despite far-fetched claims, he still feels invincible, even though his lie about being a champion skater is about to be tested at a birthday skating party. Duffey brings Cody safely and humorously through his predicament, letting children sympathize with his embarrassment, and as in "How to Be Cool in Third Grade", she has written this chapter book with an obvious understanding of the real concerns of eight-and nine-year-olds.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781101142486
Publisher:
Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date:
06/01/1998
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
96
Sales rank:
483,709
Lexile:
420L (what's this?)
File size:
3 MB
Age Range:
7 - 10 Years

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