Calvin Coconut's fourth grade class meets Benni Obi, a weird and likable new kid. Benny brags about knowing kung fu, wears mirrored sunglasses, eats worms, crickets, and chocolate-covered scorpions, and says all the wrong things to bully Tito. Uh-oh. Meanwhile, the neighborhood kids and pets clear the road--Calvin's babysitter Stella is learning how to drive. She's got a lead foot.
Readers will enjoy the humor in "Kung Fooey" as Calvin's smarts and courage help him learn something new about standing up for friends, and facing a bully.
GRAHAM SALISBURY is the author of five Calvin Coconut books: "Trouble Magnet, The Zippy Fix, Dog Heaven, Zoo Breath, " and "Hero of Hawaii, " as well as several novels for older readers, including the award-winning "Lord of the Deep, Blue Skin of the Sea, Under the Blood-Red Sun, Eyes of the Emperor, House of the Red Fish, " and "Night of the Howling Dogs." Graham Salisbury grew up in Hawaii. Calvin Coconut and his friends attend the same school Graham did Kailua Elementary School."