Calvin Coconut

Calvin Coconut

The Zippy Fix

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Calvin Coconut needs to fix things with Stella—and fast!

Stella from Texas is now officially a member of the Coconut household. As if getting a bossy babysitter isn’t bad enough for Calvin, Stella teases him mercilessly. What’s a nine-year-old boy to do? Calvin decides to “fix” her, and he dumps his neighbor’s cat Zippy on Stella’s bed, knowing she’s allergic. But when Stella breaks out in hives and misses her first big date, Calvin realizes his “zippy fix” went too far. He’s 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.

Graham Salisbury’s voice perfectly captures the inner workings of Calvin’s mind, and Jacqueline Rogers’ delightful pictures add zest and humor toThe Zippy Fix.

Baker & Taylor
Less than thrilled when their new babysitter moves into the house and begins bossing him around, Calvin plays a mean trick that causes Stella to develop a bad case of hives; feeling badly and wishing to make amends, Calvin comes up with a new plan and a fantastic present that set things right once again. Simultaneous.

Publisher: New York : Wendy Lamb Books, [2009]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2009
ISBN: 9780385737029
Branch Call Number: J FICTION SALIS...G
Characteristics: 168 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Additional Contributors: Rogers, Jacqueline 1958-- Illustrator
Alternative Title: Zippy fix


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Jul 05, 2018

A fairly simple story plot problem, but it was still pretty interesting to read. Basically there is this lazy cat, who likes to hang out in the middle of the road, and his name is Zippy. There is this girl named Stella (15 years old turning 16), who lives with the family to give their mom extra help. The thing is, she starts calling Calvin stump, shorty or any other names that may associate to that. So Calvin does something about this to get his revenge. What he does is takes Zippy and puts him on Stella’s pillow while she was out and about. Stella is allergic to cats. Later she gets this huge problematic allergic reaction. Calvin feels really bad about this, so he decides to surprise her with something for her birthday. The problem is, he doesn’t have enough money to buy this thing and he needs to make money. There were challenges along his way to making this money though, so it’s not easy for him.


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Sep 07, 2013

annythree thinks this title is suitable for 9 years and over


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