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Calvin Coconut: Zoo Breath (Calvin Coconut #4)

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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, M
Hardcover, 160 pages
Published September 14th 2010 by Wendy Lamb Books (first published January 1st 2010)
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Mar 03, 2013 Juan rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is my first Calvin Coconut book and I LOVED it. it has easy to read, short chapters,which is great for its target audience, and the book possesses heart-warming innocence that reminded me of books I'd read and real-life experiences I'd undergone when I was a child.
I love, too, how there's super multicultural diversity with its characters and there are real-world situations that are presented in honest but non-threatening, non-judgemental and non- melodramatic fashions.
Salusbury's text, acc
Katie Fitzgerald
Fourth grader Calvin Coconut is a fun-loving troublemaker living in Kailua, Hawaii, and Zoo Breath is the fourth book about his life and misadventures. (The first three books, in order of publication, are Trouble Magnet, The Zippy Fix, and Dog Heaven. A fifth book, Hero of Hawaii was just published on March 8, 2011, and a sixth volume, Kung Fooey comes out this September.) In this installment, Calvin’s teacher has assigned a project wherein every student in the class must work with a partner to ...more
Calvin's teacher, Mr. Purdy, assigns the class a project where their goal is to do some primary research - the topic is up to them. This comes in handy for Calvin, who's afraid his mother is going to make him take his beloved dog, Streak, back to the pound because of how much she stinks. He decides to do his project on dog breath - why it smells, if other things smell worse, & how to make it better. The usual craziness ensues. Calvin's voice continues to be very authentic, & his world fu ...more
Another in a series about a 10 year old Hawaiian boy. This time, his teacher challenges the class to try to answer one question that has them stumped through research. He decides to tackle why his dog has such stinky breath. There is alot about stinky stuff..boys would probably like that. It was my least favorite.
What is causing Calvin's dog Streak's stinky breath, and how to eliminate it before mom makes him get rid of his dog? Boys' humor about gross smells and annoying girls makes it a funny, easy read. yspn
Anne Beier
This series will work well with boys who enjoyed "Captain Underpants."
It's the next level up from that series, and apparently boys find this kind of humor fun to read about...bodily functions and some gross stuff.
Not the worst thing for them, but if it keeps them reading....
Dec 11, 2011 Luca rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
All the more reasons to love the book. Tthe book reallt brings out the stink of the dogs breath, man that is bad!
Jan 05, 2015 Ahmed rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another good one. Join Calvin and Julio as they test out all sorts of stinks.
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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 ...more
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