Monday, December 3, 2012

Calvin Coconut, Trouble Magnet

What could be better than a book about kids growing up in Hawaii? And could there be a better place in the world to grow up?? As we meet Calvin Coconut in the beginning of this book life does seem just about perfect. However, things change very quickly as school starts (even though it is still "summer-like") and Calvin finds himself surrounded by trouble.

Calvin is a pretty like-able kid, but the school bully has already singled him out as the kid to pick on this year. It doesn't help when Calvin wrecks the bully's favorite shirt - and Calvin finds himself watching out for the bully wherever he goes. Things go from bad to worse when his mom invites a Texas teenager to live with them and Calvin has to move out of his bedroom.

Calvin Coconut, Trouble Magnet, is a quick read with realistic situations. Having the setting in Hawaii makes it pretty exotic, and the adventures that face Calvin keep readers entertained. Enjoy Calvin Coconut, Trouble Magnet today!

This book is one of the 2012-13 Maud Hart Lovelace Award nominees. If you haven't read Calvin Coconut, Trouble Magnet yet, check out this book trailer video: