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

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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.

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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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780140384390
Publisher:
Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date:
06/28/1998
Series:
Puffin Chapters Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
96
Sales rank:
477,643
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.75(h) x 0.25(d)
Lexile:
420L (what's this?)
Age Range:
7 - 10 Years

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Hey, New Kid! 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was excellent. A really clever way of showing kids to just be yourself. When you mislead people and they find out who you are you usally just make a fool of yourself. Just be the person that you are and people will like you even if you aren't super at everything.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I personally don't like this book at all. It isn't really that good at all. I feel really bad for the author. Sorry. I give it 1 star. --bookreader10--
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I really enjoyed the entire thing.
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rose weiler More than 1 year ago
i love it is so inchrosting
Richard Lewis More than 1 year ago
The best book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hillo there
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a good book so far