Wierdo Calhoun and the Odd Men Out is a catchy book with a great message. I loved that the author wants kids to be themselves. I also loved that the author says not to pay attention to bullies. My copy of the book came with a CD and there were different versions of the song.
As I read through the story I was waiting for the next silly invention. My niece and I thought and talked about all the different inventions we could make.
The illustrations reminded me of a Dr. Seuss book.
I am giving this book a 5/5.
In 2008, after more than a decade of touring as a rapper/producer and sharing the stage with the likes of Run DMC, Mos Def, Talib Kweli and the P Funk All Stars, 23 Skidoo dropped Easy, his debut kid hop album for and with his 5 year old daughter, Saki. The kid hop concept spread like wildflowers, generating critical raves from USA Today and Parenting Magazine, and two #1 hits on Sirius-XM radio’s “Kids Place Live.” Skidoo’s sophomore release, Underground Playground (2010) also scored topspins on Sirius-XM and garnered glowing reviews from Time and NPR’s “All Things Considered.” 23 Skidoo is a spokesman for positivity, education and awareness. His efforts to promote reading were recognized when he was chosen as the New York City Library Summer Reading Program Official Spokesman for 2010/2011. His advocacy for peace and cooperation landed him a feature spot on the 2012 Grammy award winning album, All About Bullies…Big and Small. His contribution (with The Sugar Free Allstars) is the single “Cooperate”, which also enjoys regular spins on kids’ radio shows around the country.