CodyAnd The Mysteries Of The Universe by Tricia Springstubb, 137 pages
"Cody's best friend, Spencer,
and his parents are moving in with his grandmother right around the corner, and
Cody can't wait. For one thing, Cody needs Spencer to help solve the mystery of
the never-seen Mr. Meen, who lives on the other side of the porch with a
skull-and-crossbones sign in the window and an extermination truck out front.
How's Cody to know that a yellow jacket would sting her, making her scream
"Ow! Ow!" just as they start spying? Or that the ominous window sign
would change overnight to "Welcome home," only deepening the mystery?
In this second adventure, Spencer's new-school jitters, an unexpected bonding
with a teacher over Mozart, and turf-claiming kids next door with a reason for
acting out are all part of Cody's experiences as summer shifts into a new year
at school." I like Cody, despite the fact that these books
are saccharine sweet. These books work well for second grade who are
transitioning to chapter books.