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Cockroach Cooties

Cockroach Cooties

by Laurence Yep Illustrated by Kam Mak

Streetwise Teddy usually stays out of sight of the bully nicknamed Arnie-zilla. However, when his little brother, Bobby, insults Arnie, Teddy must come to the rescue, and become the target of Arnie's wrath instead.

Soon Teddy realizes, however, that only Bobby, his pet cockroach, Hercules, and the creepy Bug Lady can keep Arnie-zilla at arm's length.

Filled with humor and warmth, this creepy-crawly tale is a tribute to resourcefulness and the unique relationship that only brothers share.

8, 9, 10
Interest Level
Grades 3 - 5
Guided Reading
Book Type
Chapter Book
Number of Pages
Comedy and Humor

About the Author and Illustrator

Contributor Image Alt Tag Laurence Yep Renowned author Laurence Yep discovered and began writing science fiction in high school. He believes that teenagers identify with the "strangers," or aliens, in his work. Sweetwater and Dragonwings are two of Yep's titles.
Kam Mak

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