Thursday, June 5, 2008

Oggie Cooder by Sarah Weeks

Oggie Cooder's teachers say he is "different", "one-of-a-kind", "quirky", "unusual" - and not, necessarily in a positive way. Oggie certainly has his own style - he wears clothes from his parents second-hand store and especially likes to combine stripes and checks. He also has an extraordinary talent - the ability to "charve" (a combination of chewing and carving) slices of cheese into the exact shape of the various 50 states. Through a shocking sequence of events, this distinctive ability lands him on the popular game show, "Hidden Talents." This has some positive consequences, including a new popularity - even the boys Oggie's always dreamed of playing basketball with invite him to join in their daily game. But, the snooty Donnica Perfecto wants a piece of Oggie's fame and she will go to any length to get what she wants. Oggie must decide if he will allow Donnica to rule his life and take him down the path of fortune or if he will choose his own way. Fun and quirky with plenty of laughs along the way.

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