Little Penguin Rescue (Little Animal Rescue)
Callie is planning on enjoying the snowy day by having a snowball fight with her neighbors. When she goes to get some items to help her gather snow faster, she is transported from her home to the South Pole. She finds herself in a research station; no one is there, but she finds a radio and gear. Callie decides to go outside and explore after hearing the penguins. She learns they are Adelie penguins. Callie discovers one of the penguins is injured. She decides to help the chick survive, but ice, freezing temperatures, and other dangers are threatening. Will Callie and the penguins be able to survive the harsh Antarctica summer?
I thought the word choice was good for a chapter book. I liked the information about penguins and Antarctica that were intertwined in the story. I liked the subject matter, which was very age appropriate. The illustrations were beautiful pencil drawings. I felt they added a lot to the story. I had to reread the teleportation part a couple of times because I was not sure what had happened. I wish there was a little more clue that she was teleporting in the beginning and end. It seems like magic happens for no reason. A couple of things seemed not very believable.
I wish that there might have been a different danger because they just seem like they were stuck on the ice for half of the story. I would recommend this book for children who can read basic chapter books, around ages 6-9.
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