Odd, Weird & Little
Readers will find this charming, funny, easy-to-read middle-grade novel from the beloved Patrick Jennings an absolute hoot!
When the new kid joins his class, Woodrow agrees with his schoolmates—Toulouse is really weird. He’s short—kindergarten short—dresses in a suit like a grandpa, has huge eyes, and barely says a word. But Woodrow isn’t exactly Mr. Popularity. The frequent target of the class bully himself, he figures that maybe all Toulouse needs is a chance. And when the two are put together in gym to play volleyball, they make quite the team. Toulouse can serve, set, and spike like a pro. He really knows how to fly around the court. But when the attention and teasing switch back to Woodrow, he learns that the new kid is great at something else: being a friend.
Full of heart and laughs, Odd, Weird, and Little is another winner from the author of the Guinea Dog series.
|Interest Level||Grade 3 - Grade 6|
|Reading Level||Grade 3|
|Publisher||Lerner Publishing Group|
|Imprint||Carolrhoda Books ®|
|Number of Pages||160|
|Reading Counts! Level||3.3|
|Reading Counts! Points||6.0|
- Louisiana Young Readers' Choice Nominee
- Children's Book Committee at Bank Street College Best Children's Book of the Year
- Kirkus Best Children's Books
- Black Eyed Susan Book Award Nominee
- Kansas Reading Circle Catalog
“Jennings does not skip a beat as he builds realistic relationships and problem-solving around an outrageously funny premise.” —starred, Kirkus Reviews
Author: Patrick Jennings
Patrick Jennings's books for young readers have received honors from Publishers Weekly, The Horn Book, Smithsonian Magazine, the PEN Center USA, the Woman's National Book Association, and the Chicago and New York Public Libraries. The Seattle Public Library awarded his book, Guinea Dog, the Washington State Book Award of 2011. His book, Faith and the Electric Dogs, is currently being adapted for the screen. His newest book, Hissy Fitz, was published in January 2015. He currently writes full time in his home in Port Townsend, Washington.