Danny's Doodles: The Jelly Bean Experiment
David A. Adler

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Narrated By: Ramón de Ocampo

Duration: 1 hour and 25 minutes

What to expect

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.


Children’s / Teenage fiction: General fiction, Children’s / Teenage: Chapter books (transitional storybooks)

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“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…Young readers will easily see themselves in Danny and his compatriots.”

Kirkus Reviews

“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

“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.”