Calvin Coconut

Calvin Coconut

Dog Heaven

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What do you want so badly that you can taste it—and can you persuade someone to give it to you? That’s the subject of a writing assignment Calvin’s fourth-grade teacher, Mr. Purdy, gives the class. Calvin wants a dog! He reads what he’s written to his mom to see just how persuasive he can be. No way, Mom says: Stella, their babysitter, might be allergic, and Calvin is too irresponsible to care for a pet.

Luckily, Mom’s boyfriend, Ledward, is on Calvin’s side. He takes Calvin to a place he calls dog heaven. There Calvin meets the dog of his dreams—Streak. Now Calvin’s got to convince Mom he’s dog-responsible, because he and Streak belong together!

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Wanting a dog more than anything but unable to convince his mother that he is responsible enough to care for a pet, fourth grader Calvin writes a school report about his hopes and receives support from his mother's boyfriend, who introduces Calvin to a new canine friend.

& Taylor

When his teacher asks him to write a persuasive argument about something he really wants, fourth-grader Calvin creates a unique way to express his desire for a dog.

Publisher: New York : Wendy Lamb Books, [2010]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2010
ISBN: 9780385737036
Branch Call Number: J FICTION SALIS...G
Characteristics: 149 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Additional Contributors: Rogers, Jacqueline 1958-- Illustrator
Alternative Title: Dog heaven


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Jan 28, 2014

This book was a very sweet book for a boy reader. My son is having a really hard time finding books that keep him interested. He got half way through this one before he lost interest, which is good for him.


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