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Calvin Coconut: The Zippy Fix (2010)

Author: Graham Salisbury Illustrator: Jacqueline Rogers
Publisher: Yearling/Random House
Number of pages: 176 pages

Stella from Texas is now officially a member of the Coconut household. As if getting a bossy babysitter isnt bad enough for Calvin, Stella teases him mercilessly. Whats a nine-year-old boy to do? Calvin decides to fix her, and he dumps his neighbors cat Zippy on Stellas bed, knowing shes allergic. But when Stella breaks out in hives and misses her first big date, Calvin realizes his zippy fix went too far. Hes got to make it up to her, and decides to give her a birthday present. But he has no money. Along with the help of his loyal friends and little sister, Darci, Calvin works hard, and comes up with enough cash to give Stella the best birthday gift ever.

ISBN 13: 978-0375846014
Reading Level (grade): 3-7