Channing O'Banning and the Tickled Pink Pencil Problem

Channing O'Banning and the Tickled Pink Pencil Problem

by Tammie Lyon, Angela Spady
     
 

Fourth-grade artist Channing O'Banning returns in her third adventure, where she is determined to get the pencil set of her dreams. But when she finds that it's way out of her price range, she and her sidekicks come up with a wild and zany idea. And just when things start to go her way, something horrible happens—her tickled pink pencil gets stolen

Overview

Fourth-grade artist Channing O'Banning returns in her third adventure, where she is determined to get the pencil set of her dreams. But when she finds that it's way out of her price range, she and her sidekicks come up with a wild and zany idea. And just when things start to go her way, something horrible happens—her tickled pink pencil gets stolen right out of her ponytail! What will she do now? Certain to make the wish list for both students and teachers, Channing's stories make kids laugh out loud as they associate with the feisty, thoughtful, and introspective main character. Meanwhile, parents are tickled pink at the educational content featured throughout.

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
10/01/2014
Gr 2–4—Channing O'Banning loves to draw, and when she sees the Sweet Candy pencil set, she has to have it. Unfortunately, the pencil set is expensive, and Channing's parents have a strict rule that she must save half of what she earns. At this rate, it will take her forever to buy new pencils. Channing cleans her room, walks the neighbor's crazy dog, helps out at her father's clinic, and even washes a pig in an effort to earn money. While Channing is an engaging, likable character, it takes three quarters of the way through the story to hit one of the main problems highlighted in the book's description: Channing's stolen pencil. The problem is then resolved in a few short pages. Another small quibble is that the pencil thief is described as living in an orphanage. The setting appears to be modern, and a more appropriate term might be group home or foster home. This aside, the bright, notebook-style cover and straightforward story about a likable girl solving her own problems should have wide appeal. Readers don't need to be familiar with Channing to appreciate this title; it can stand alone.—Kelly Roth, Bartow County Public Library, Cartersville, GA

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780615888903
Publisher:
Santa Cruz Press
Publication date:
07/28/2014
Series:
Channing O'Banning Series
Pages:
106
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
7 - 9 Years

Meet the Author

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.

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