Calvin s dad is a great singer He wrote many songs and is really famous too, but he doesn t live with Calvin Calvin gets ten tickets to watch his dad so he invites 9 friends but he doesn t know who to give the last ticket, Tito or Shayla Tito is really mean but Shayla is really nice, but Tito changes to be nice and in the end, he gets a gift from Calvin You should read this book.
Calvin S Dad Is A Famous Pop Singer, And He S Going To Be In A Concert On The Island Everyone Wants To Go Dad Gave Calvin S Mom Tickets, And Calvin Has To Decide Who Gets The Last Ticket Teacher S Pet Shayla, Who Has A Crush On Him Ick Or Tito The Bully But Much Important Calvin Hasn T Seen His Dad In Four Years And He S Never Met Dad S New Wife Will Dad Still Like Calvin Now This is the 8th book of Calvin Coconut and in this particular story his dad who is a famous pop singer is returning home for a concert and whom Calvin hasn t seen in 4 years Appropriate angst, difficult decisions who gets to go to the concert with him , and a funny, engaging plot will entice younger readers I would say great for 1st 3rd grades This particular title also includes on the jacket a link to go online to listen to the songs featured in the story.
The usually unflappable Calvin is a little freaked out at seeing his pop star dad for the first time in four years At the same time, he s going to learn some important lessons about friendship doing what s right Still a great series.
Cute as usual with a nice message about doing the right thing When Calvin s dad is in town to do a concert and Calvin has 10 tickets to give away.
does he give the last one to the local scary bully who keeps threatening him or to the annoying but basically kind co student Solid choice for a realistic fiction chapter book for the 2nd to 4th grade set Entertaining with humor and good messages Appreciate the portrayal of divorced parents and how that affects kids.
Calvin s dad, famous pop star Johnny Coconut, is coming to Hawaii for a concert, and Calvin gets to choose ten friends to join him in the front row By the time he s given tickets to all his friends, he s got one left He knows he should probably give it to Shayla, his classmate who is a huge fan of his dad s music, but Tito, one of the school bullies has already claimed the ticket for himself While Calvin tries to make his choice, he also struggles with worries about seeing his dad again after such a long time, and meeting his stepmother.
I really liked Man Trip, the previous Calvin Coconut installment, because it really raised the bar in terms of developing Calvin as a character Rocket Ride, once again, really gets to the heart of who Calvin is as a person and puts him through some challenges that ultimately affirm this identity Series books are often dismissed by parents in my library as frivolous stories that are all the same, that do not promote serious reading Rocket Ride and nearly all the titles in the Calvin Coconut series prove the exact opposite They are beautifully descriptive, they support character education, and they portray the realities of growing up.
In this particular book, readers are treated to Hawaiian language right on the very first page, we learn that hamajang means all mixed up and of Calvin s inner monologue, which really helps drive home his difficulty in deciding whether to cave to a bully or give Shayla a chance to attend the concert It also keeps the reader empathetic to his actions, even when he takes some of the wrong ones, because we understand his motives Long time readers of the series will also finally meet Johnny Coconut, and the family scenes toward the end of the story present a really amicable and hopeful portrait of Calvin s family that kids will likely find comforting.
My only complaint and it s actually not about the story itself at all is that the title of this book absolutely does not sell the story Rocket Ride is the name of Calvin s dad s hit song, but readers are not going to pick up on that until they already have the book in hand I m not sure what a better title would look like, but I think it should mention something about the contents of the book so that kids who don t yet know Calvin will still be inspired to read it based on some other interest.
In this book there is a character named Calvin Coconut and all week he has been stressed about when his dad is coming to visit for the first time after his mom and dad divorsed HIs dad is a pop star that is performing and his dadgave his 5 tickets to give out and he gives tem all out to his friends But there is a bully named Tito that wants one of those tickets but he does not like Calvins dads songs Then Calvin has to take one of the tickets back from oe of his friends and he feels so bad that he asks his dad of backstage passes for him and his friend that he had to take the ticket away from And he and his friend get to go ONSTAGE and pass out frisbees so now his friend likes him a TON.