by Joe Cottonwood (Goodreads Author)
He has only one name; he's overweight; he carries a briefcase; and he loves bugs. But the weirdest thing about 13-year-old babcock is that he's suddenly found a friend.
Published October 1st 1996 by Scholastic
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I hadn't heard of Mr. Cottonwood until just recently, and read Babcock after hearing a positive review from a friend. I wasn't disappointed. I felt like I was sitting in someone's living room after dinner, hearing Mr. Cottonwood and a few of his friends tell a true story. Babcock is full of little lessons for younger readers, and probably a few necessary reminders for older ones. Overall I think the story is very useful for a young reader to learn how specific interests and events in life always...more