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Oggie Cooder, Party Animal

Oggie Cooder returns . . . with an invitation to the birthday pool party of the year. It’s sink or swim time for a boy, his cheese, and his odd talent.

Oggie Cooder has never set foot (or swim fin) in his neighbor Donnica Perfecto’s swimming pool. But now he has his chance—it’s Donnica’s birthday, and her mom has forced her to invite Oggie to the pool party! Donnica, though, isn’t about to let this happen. She has a plan to keep Oggie away. But what she doesn’t count on is the power of Oggie’s charving, an unexpected visit from a local rock band, a creative use of a cherry picker, a dog that tweets like a bird, and a boy in a bear suit whose identity will change everything when it’s revealed.

“A fast-paced chapter book with cheerful cartoon illustrations provided by Holgate, this can easily be read on its own and will certainly win Oggie new fans.” —Kirkus Reviews

“A truly delightful story.” —

Sarah Weeks

Sarah Weeks was born and raised in the United States. She is the author of numerous award-winning novels, including Save Me a Seat with Gita Varadarajan, Honey, Pie, So B. It, Oggie Cooder, and Oggie Cooder: Party Animal. She lives in New York and teaches in the MFA program at the New School in New York City. She can be found on the web at