Here's a fact: My new friend Calvin Waffle is 100% Weird
Danny Cohen and Calvin Waffle are two very different kids. Danny likes playing baseball; Calvin enjoys strange experiments. Danny follows the rules at school; Calvin tries to drive his teacher crazy.
Danny and Calvin decide to team up for the big jelly bean experiment. Will it lead to trouble? Maybe. Will they have fun trying? You can count on it.
About the Author
David A. Adler, a former math teacher and editor, is the author of more than two hundred books for young readers including the Cam Jansen Mysteries, the entire Picture Book Biography series and Don't Talk To Me About the War. He lives in New York.
"Award-winning nonfiction author and creator of Cam Jansen, Adler starts a new series of gently humorous stories aimed at those just starting chapter books. The first-person narration, realistic characters and occasional line-drawing "doodles" will keep pages turning. Young readers will easily see themselves in Danny and his compatriots." — Kirkus Reviews
"Adler again displays his versatility with this empathic first book in the Danny’s Doodles illustrated chapter book series. Adler also tempers the story’s humor with some poignant moments. . The novel delivers laughs as well as a clear message about friendship and acceptance, even when one’s friend is "100% weird." — Publishers Weekly
"Adler adds some depth to the befriend-the-new-kid story with inventive phrasing, humorous characterization, and a gentle backstory about Calvin’s absent father. . . Danny and Calvin are classic non-superhero chapter book protagonists, and they’re remarkably easy to relate to." — Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books
"The doodles throughout the book are silly and engaging--providing a nice complement to the colorful characters. A great read for children who are ready for short chapter books." — School Library Journal
"With plenty of laughs and heart, this is a series to watch." — Booklist