March 18, 2008

Oggie Cooder - by Sarah Weeks

How can a lonely, strangely-dressed fourth grade boy rocket from anonymity (when nobody knows you) to FAME in the blink of an eye? And how on earth could eating processed American cheese have anything to do with it? As weird as this sounds, Ms. Weeks answers these questions in a hilarious page-turner of a novel with great illustrations and lovable characters.

Oggie Cooder has a special gift, charving (for a definition, try reading the book), which is really what the whole book is about. Or maybe it's about the difference between being happy and being popular. Then again, maybe the big idea is that the friends we've been looking for may be those who have been there by our side all along. How about you stop trying to figure out what the book is about, go get yourself a copy, and just read it. You'll get a good laugh, and won't regret it. Besides, it's pretty short, so you'll be able to finish quickly and move on to Sarah Weeks' other great book, Regular Guy.