Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Channing O'Banning and The Rainforest Rescue
Channing O'Banning and The Rainforest Rescue by Angela Spady, Illustrated by Tammie Lyon
Description from the publisher:
"Armed with a pencil in her ponytail, a pot-bellied pig, and a pocketful of gummy turtles, there’s nothing that fourth-grade artist Channing O'Banning can’t do. When Channing discovers that her best friend has gone crazy over the new boy at school, she fears that she's lost her best friend forever. Drawing her frustrations out in her secret sketchbook, Channing is determined to make Marco, “the best friend thief,” her worst enemy. But when they both wind up in the rainforest of Costa Rica, Channing soon discovers that Marco may be her only hope for survival. From zip-lining through the jungle and daydreaming of monster frogs to finding out what it means to “go green,” Channing not only discovers the wonders of the rainforest but learns a little about herself and the value of trusting others. With art education often being taken out of the classroom, parents and teachers—as well as readers who like to draw their way through one adventure after the other—will be excited that Channing O'Banning has come to the rescue."
This book is cute. It seemed like a typical 3rd-4th grade chapter book. Girl drama and girl drama! It sounded like it was written by a child, which drove me crazy but I am sure the young readers love that, so I will leave it at that! I found that this is a cute book that I would read to a 2nd or 3rd grade class.
***This book was given to me by the publisher in exchange for an open and honest review***