I Am Going to Save a Panda! based on characters by Lauren Child and the script by Bridget Hurst
(Suggested grade level: Preschool – Second)
I have to admit to adoring Charlie and Lola when Amber was in preschool. the cartoon was charming, simple and sweet. Charlie and Lola are adorable and funny, so I had to pick this book up when i saw it at the library, even though Amber’s way too old now.
It’s Save an Animal week at Charlie and Lola’s school. In the morning while walking to class, the ever patient Charlie explains to Lola and her friend Lotta what “extinct” means and why some animals need saved. After learning more about extinct animals in the school library, Lola and Lotta decide to raise money to help the pandas, but Charlie has to help Lola come up with a new plan when she gets the chicken pox.
I love hos the kids interact with each other, they’re nice and helpful. This book does a good job of introducing the concept of extinct and endangered. I love that the kids go to the school library to learn more about which animals are threatened and why.
The illustrations are perfect, the same collage style as in the cartoon. Colorful bright and unique. If Amber were younger, I’d pick up Boo! Made You Jump! for Halloween.
Published January 7,2010 by Grosset & Dunlap
I borrowed my copy from the library and the above is my honest opinion. I am an Amazon associate.