Calvin Coconut: Rocket Ride (Calvin Coconut #8)
Calvin's dad is a famous pop singer, and he's going to be in a concert on the island! Everyone wants to go. Dad gave Calvin's mom 10 tickets, and Calvin has to decide who gets the last ticket: teacher's pet Shayla, who has a crush on him (ick!) or Tito the bully? But much more important: Calvin hasn't seen his dad in four years. And he's never met Dad's new wife. Will Dad...more
Hardcover, 160 pages
Published September 11th 2012 by Wendy Lamb Books
(first published January 1st 2012)
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Nov 05, 2013 Kari Worsham rated it 4 of 5 stars · review of another edition
This is the 8th book of Calvin Coconut and in this particular story his dad (who is a famous pop singer) is returning home for a concert and whom Calvin hasn't seen in 4 years. Appropriate angst, difficult decisions (who gets to go to the concert with him?), and a funny, engaging plot will entice younger readers. I would say great for 1st - 3rd grades. This particular title also includes on the jacket a link to go online to listen to the songs featured in the story.
Cute as usual with a nice message about doing the right thing. When Calvin's dad is in town to do a concert and Calvin has 10 tickets to give away..does he give the last one to the local scary bully who keeps threatening him or to the annoying but basically kind co-student?
In this book there is a character named Calvin Coconut and all week he has been stressed about when his dad is coming to visit for the first time after his mom and dad divorsed. HIs dad is a pop star that is performing and his dadgave his 5 tickets to give out and he gives tem all out to his friends. But there is a bully named Tito that wants one of those tickets but he does not like Calvins dads songs. Then Calvin has to take one of the tickets back from oe of his friends and he feels so bad th...more
Graham Salisbury comes from a 100-year line of newspapermen, all associated with Hawaii's morning paper, the Honolulu Advertiser. Although a career as a newsman could have been possible, Salisbury chose to imagine rather than report. "I enjoy writing about characters who might have been. To me, exploring fictional themes, situations, and lives is a quietly exhilarating experience. There are times...moreMore about Graham Salisbury...