Code-it Cody

(18 customer reviews)


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When the Computer Club competition is announced, Cody and his friends must put their coding skills into action. Cody begins a quest to research current computer games before creating the prototype of his very own.

After months of hard work, the moment of truth arrives. Cody and the other Computer Club members have to pitch their prototypes in front of a panel of teachers! Cody’s friend Hana has produced a game that everyone will really like. Can Cody do better?


ISBN: 978-0-9926913-8-7

Reviews (18)

18 reviews for Code-it Cody

  1. Amazon Review

    Amazon Review

    Well done to all the people involved in these amazing books.

    I didn’t have to nag my 8 year old to read whilst reading this book. He enjoyed meeting cody and his friends and every night happily read more. As the characters learned valuable lessons my son also went on that journey with the book, as we discussed what we would do if we were Cody. I recommend the complete set of these books, it’s so easy for the children to get involved with the book & un-knowingly learn valuable life skills.

    Solving problems is hard to teach.

  2. Amazon Review

    Amazon Review

    A great way to foster your child’s entrepreneurial spirit.

    This was the first book I read in the Clever Tykes series, which I read to my son who is just four. He enjoyed hearing about Cody and asked a lot of questions about code and making video games! He is excited about when he might start learning code at school (he hasn’t started yet!) and it reinforced the idea that people can make money doing what they love (we talk about this a lot as I love my freelance work).

    If you want to foster your child’s entrepreneurial spirit, then I highly recommend these books!

  3. Amazon Review

    Amazon Review

    Finally a book my child will read on his own! Buddy likes the way that they are written and the text is really easy to read, so he has actually been reading these on his own in his bed. He says he likes the way it’s on white paper as he can clearly see all of the words. Plus point for the publishers there!

    I think it’s wonderful that the stories are written in such a way that a child who is a little adverse to reading is choosing them over other things we have in the house – this is great news. It makes me very happy, as you can imagine!

  4. Amazon Review

    Amazon Review

    After reading The Clever Tykes stories to my son I feel that the stories can help encourage and inspire him to be creative, brave and innovative. His favourite book was Code-it Cody and I can honestly say that he has been losing interest in bedtime stories for the last year and would rather cuddle and chat. This wasn’t the case when I read these books and he didn’t want me to stop until the story had finished, this took me a good half an hour and I was surprised how well he listened.

  5. Amazon Review

    Amazon Review

    My seven year old daughter really liked the book and we had good discussions about it. Cody himself wears hearing aids. This was interesting for my daughter because she has two children in her class with hearing aids and it gave her a chance to talk about it and see how it didn’t hold the child in the book back from what he wanted to do.

    She was bubbling with ideas for her own business after reading the book and I feel more empowered now as a parent to help talk her through them rather than try and talk her down from her ideas because I am scared she’ll be disappointed. As a parent and a teacher you want to encourage children to follow their dreams and also help equip them with the steps to actually achieve them.

  6. Amazon Review

    Amazon Review

    We’ve all recently read Code-it Cody and all enjoyed the experience. It really gives an added dimension to learning. The concept of us all being different but equal resonated with me which I embedded in the children. I think it’s really important to respect and value people regardless of how they may appear, their beliefs, etc. I love Cody’s compassion and how he happily accepts his limits (e.g. being hearing impaired) but looks beyond it and doesn’t allow it to hinder his passion for computers.

    The children found it very relatable. My eldest has become quite the coding geek since reading it. He’s teaching my six year old different projects using Scratch. But what was so wonderful was the message of trusting our children. When they enjoy something they thrive, gain skills and confidence. They can find something they love and make it their living as opposed to being in work that’s stressful and unenjoyable.

    Definitely think Clever Tykes would really open the minds of education!

  7. Amazon Review

    Amazon Review

    The first thing that I really appreciated about this book is the fact that the main character, Cody, has got hearing aids. 2 children in my class last year had hearing aids, and I know they would love to see a character with hearing aids like themselves in a book.

    It is also a good way of introducing children to the idea of coding. They get very excited when we start working on Scratch, but a lot of them don’t realise the hard work that goes into coding and into creating a new game. In a similar vein to the other books, Cody is faced with challenges but he perseveres and works hard enabling to overcome his fears and achieve his goals. This is all presented in a fun and engaging way throughout the book with lovely cartoon illustrations (well done Sam Moore!) that the children loved looking at.

  8. Amazon Review

    Amazon Review

    Get your kids excited about coding. The perfect book to spark an interest in coding and all things tech.

  9. Amazon Review

    Amazon Review

    We read three of the books and enjoyed every one. My personal favourite was the one about healthy eating (I am a bit of a stickler for it) but the boys picked Code It Cody as theirs. They both love computers and Leo has recently started learning about coding. I loved the fact that Clever Tykes use characters from the diverse world we live in – Cody has a hearing aid. Living with a disabled mum, the boys never see this as a big deal but for some children who haven’t come across disability, this will be a great introduction to it.

    I think these books have given the boys a real boost with their confidence. Riley doesn’t struggle as much but Leo can become quite easily defeated by things and tends to give up when challenged. The way the characters in the books tackle the problems they face is fantastic and helps children to understand they can find different ways of doing things and to keep trying.

  10. Amazon Review

    Amazon Review

    A good way of introducing children to the idea of coding. They get very excited when we start working on Scratch, but a lot of them don’t realise the hard work that goes into coding and into creating a new game. In a similar vein to the other books, Cody is faced with challenges but he perseveres and works hard enabling to overcome his fears and achieve his goals. This is all presented in a fun and engaging way throughout the book with lovely cartoon illustrations (well done Sam Moore!) that the children loved looking at.

  11. Amazon Review

    Amazon Review

    Cody-It Cody was part of the Clever Tykes set of 3 books bought for my son’s birthday. Both he (just turned 9) and his sister (7) have loved reading them all and the carefully constructed messages to foster an enterprising mindset. It has been really special hearing them both talk afterwards about the businesses they want to start in the future, particularly Georgia who loves dogs, so Walk-It Willow resonated with her and her aspiration to run a kennel and cattery. Dominic wrote a book review of Cody-It Cody for his school homework and I transcribe it here:
    “Code-It Cody – A Clever Tykes Book Review by Dominic aged 9.
    I have really enjoyed reading this book because it is very entertaining and thought provoking. I want to be an engineer or an inventor when I grow up but now I am thinking about computer programming and how this could be part of it. Code-It Cody has taught me that anything I want to create as an inventor or engineer should be something that people actually want, that is useful, that shops and businesses will want to sell. I have also learned why it is important to work as a team to achieve a goal as Cody and Hana and Owen did. Cody worked hard at the subjects he wasn’t so good at: art, music and creative writing to help him be more creative for his computer game programming project. Also, I liked Mr Chip the computer teacher with the “computer graveyard” because he was very interested in his subject. You should always listen to people who are enthusiastic about the subject they are talking about as you will learn something. My new favourite word from the book is “prototype” and I plan to build prototypes of all my snap circuit inventions to present to my dad and mum before I go onto make the final creations. You should read these books even if you are younger than me as the writing is quite big and the sentences are not long, so it is easy to understand. I highly recommend the Clever Tykes Series!”

  12. Amazon Review

    Amazon Review

    A gave this to my son as a Christmas gift and he has become inspired to follow in my footsteps as a fully-fledged coding genius.

    He used to be more interested in playing Fortnite but like a phoenix rising from the ashes, he has emerged a child of motivation, discipline and increased self-worth. 5 stars!

  13. Amazon Review

    Amazon Review

    Having already read a CleverTykes book (Change it Cho), expectations were high but this book didn’t disappoint! It may not be a first reader, but I read it to my nearly 6 year old and he understood the book completely. This book has a real plot to follow and we found we always wanted to read ‘just another page’. You really will go on a journey with Cody, from joining the club to learning about his project, then the results (I won’t spoil it for you!) and best of all, it prompts children to think about their own problem solving and ask questions surrounding the story.

  14. Amazon Review

    Amazon Review

    I read this book from start to finish with my two son 7 and 9. A lovely story which prompted questions and created inspiration. I would say a great gift for a boy or girl.

  15. Amazon Review

    Amazon Review

    I really like how caring Cody is towards others and is a good example of how to use your disability to relate to others. He really works hard and although he is probably more hard working towards his goal than my child would be right now! Still it is nice to have a good example to read to them.

  16. Amazon Review

    Amazon Review

    Purchased this book for my seven-year-old niece who enjoys reading; my goal was to introduce her to coding. She truly enjoyed the book, when asked about the subject matter and characters, she was able to provide a clear definition and examples about coding. A bonus was that Cody wore hearing aids (I did not read the book) and as a disability rights advocate I appreciated that she could learn and share about children of different abilities being in the same classroom.

  17. Amazon Review

    Amazon Review

    My son loved the book and i like the education behind it.

  18. Amazon Review

    Amazon Review

    Perfect for my nephew He loved it

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