Zoo Breath (Calvin Coconut Series) [NOOK Book]

Overview

What's stinkier than dog breath? Hawaii's Calvin Coconut is on a mission to find out!

Hawaii boy Calvin Coconut is a fourth-grade whiz kid: he has convinced his mom to let him adopt a dog. But Mom says Streak smells bad. Especially her breath. To Calvin, Streak’s stink is a good one, but he’s worried. If he doesn’t come up with a way to deal with Streak’s zoo breath soon, Mom might make him give his dog back to the shelter. So when his teacher...
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Zoo Breath (Calvin Coconut Series)

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Overview

What's stinkier than dog breath? Hawaii's Calvin Coconut is on a mission to find out!

Hawaii boy Calvin Coconut is a fourth-grade whiz kid: he has convinced his mom to let him adopt a dog. But Mom says Streak smells bad. Especially her breath. To Calvin, Streak’s stink is a good one, but he’s worried. If he doesn’t come up with a way to deal with Streak’s zoo breath soon, Mom might make him give his dog back to the shelter. So when his teacher assigns the class a discovery project, Calvin teams up with his pal Julio to find a way to fix Streak’s bad breath.
Zoo Breath is full of fun . . . and great stinks. Calvin Coconut’s discoveries will delight readers who have grown to love him, as well as those new to this series by Graham Salisbury, with charming illustrations by Jacqueline Rogers.


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Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
Gr 3–5—Calvin Coconut investigates the severity of canine odors for his elementary school assignment. He's convinced his mother will force him to give up his beloved smelly dog and hopes to justify her odiferous existence. The innovative child tries numerous tactics to minimize the dog's smell, including brushing those doggie teeth with a toothbrush unknowingly donated by Calvin's high-strung teenage babysitter. The overload of bathroom humor will elicit numerous "ewws" and gags along the way, but the fourth grader also demonstrates a fledgling maturity as he struggles to relate to his absentee father. The Hawaiian landscape provides a unique angle, and supportive adult characters encourage Calvin as he juggles classroom expectations with family relationships. Punchy dialogue relies on regional slang to reflect the school-centered dynamics. Rogers's liberal black-and-white drawings utilize shading and nimble lines to support each lively chapter. This latest entry relies heavily on the "ick" factor and combines gross-out humor with a bit of heart.—Meg Smith, Cumberland County Public Library, Fayetteville, NC
Children's Literature - Leona Illig
When your dog's life is at stake, you will pull out all the stops to save him, which is exactly what the protagonist does in this fourth book of the "Calvin Coconut" series. Calvin, a smart fourth-grader, is really happy to have his own dog named Streak. Streak is an important part of Calvin's life. Calvin lives in Hawaii with his Mom, who is divorced and who has a boyfriend; a younger sister named Darce; and a sixteen-year-old teenager named Stella, who helps his Mom run the house. Calvin does not hear from his father very often. When his Mom begins to object to Streak's bad breath, Calvin is afraid that she will take his dog back to the shelter. So he determines to use a class science project to find out what causes, and cures, bad breath in dogs. Along the way he learns a lot about smells, toilets, mongooses, and people. And, at the end, he learns that his Mom would never make him get rid of Streak, no matter how bad he smells. While the story of a broken family is a serious subject, in this book it provides the backdrop for what is essentially a series of funny adventures involving Calvin and his friends. In that sense, the author strikes just the right combination of realism, humor, and compassion. Young readers whose parents are divorced should especially relate to Calvin and his family. Since the setting is Hawaii, there is an abundance of information about all things Hawaiian, including some native slang terms. In fact, this enjoyable book has only one drawback—the lack of adequate information about dogs and bad breath. Although Calvin discovers some ways to improve his dog's breath, additional scientific information about the subject would have provided a more satisfactory ending. Reviewer: Leona Illig
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780375897399
  • Publisher: Random House Children's Books
  • Publication date: 9/14/2010
  • Series: Calvin Coconut
  • Sold by: Random House
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 659,839
  • Age range: 7 - 10 Years
  • File size: 7 MB

Meet the Author

Graham Salisbury
Graham Salisbury is the author of three Calvin Coconut books—Trouble Magnet, The Zippy Fix, and Dog Heaven—as well as several novels for older readers, including the award-winning Lord of the Deep, Blue Skin of the Sea, Under the Blood-Red Sun, Eyes of the Emperor, House of the Red Fish, and Night of the Howling Dogs. Graham Salisbury grew up in Hawaii. Calvin Coconut and his friends attend the same school Graham did—Kailua Elementary School. Graham now lives in Portland, Oregon, with his family. Visit him on the Web at www.grahamsalisbury.com.
 
 
Jacqueline Rogers has illustrated more than ninety books for young readers over the past twenty years. She studied illustration at the Rhode Island School of Design. You can visit her at www.jacquelinerogers.com.
 
 


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