Friday, August 24, 2018

Channing O'Banning and the Rainforest Rescue by Angela Spady



Within the first pages of reading, Channing O'Banning and the Rainforest Rescue by Angela Spady I made a connection with the main character, with the following quote:
Luckily, I keep a pencil stashed in my ponytail, just in case I need to give an autograph or draw something cool.
For those that know me, I too keep a pencil in my ponytail so it is accessible to write when I am reading, running errands, or doing homework. So of course, I fell in love with Channing right away, she is my kind of girl.

Channing O'Banning and the Rainforest Rescue is the first book in the series of a fourth grade girl, her friends, and her classmates. I like how the characters are relatable of children of all ages and will bound to be books that provide personal lessons to be learned (friendships, trying new things, forgiveness). Students may even learn a few things about science, as I found that the information used about the Rainforest was accurate. The final pages of the book include information about the rainforest, a list of practical ways students can participate in saving the rainforest, and a website to find out more information.

From the publisher: What Happens When Your Least Favorite Person Is Your Only Hope for Rescue? When Channing O’Banning’s BFF goes gaga over new boy Marco, Channing wishes she could send him back to where he came from. Her wish turns into her worst nightmare when Marco tags along on her family’s dream trip to Marco’s home country of Costa Rica.
With her secret sketchbook in tow and adorable pot-bellied pig, Teeny, by her side, Channing embarks on a high-flying adventure through the Costa Rican rainforest. But when the feisty fourth-grade artist makes a few wrong turns and gets lost in the jungle, she discovers that maybe Marco isn’t so bad after all. Through her wild escapades, Channing learns just how important it is to keep the earth—and friendships—healthy.

Angela Spady is an award-winning art educator and curriculum author. Her innovative teaching practices have been featured in Kentucky Teacher, on Kentucky Educational Television, and on PBS. She lives in Leburn, Kentucky. Tammie Lyon is the award-winning illustrator of numerous picture books, including the Eloise series and Let’s Hear It for Almigal. She lives in Cincinnati, Ohio.

I received a Digital Reader Copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for my honest review. I read this book as a part of my #BookaDay Reading Challenge, inspired by Donalyn Miller. My goal is to read at least one children's literature book every weekday and share my thoughts here on my blog. Please feel free to subscribe or connect with me on social media to follow my journey through the books I read. Until next time ...

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