Book: The Rescuing Day Author: Christine Goodnough Illustrator: Wendy Siemens Publisher: PrairieView Press Date: 2015 Genre: children's; Christian; grades 1-3 Pages: 48; paperback Price: $7.75 My rating: an easy pleasant read for children
The Rescuing Day is a chapter book by Canadian author Christine Goodnough, sketched illustrations by Canadian illustrator Wendy Siemens.
First of all, look at the pretty red cover! Between the red covers are short chapters just right for a young reader.
It’s summertime. The story starts with Mom suggesting to her two young daughters that they get their room cleaned up quickly, their Saturday rule, so that they can be in the strawberry patch early – before it gets too hot in the sun. Megan has trouble being neat like her older sister so in her hurry she shoves everything out of sight. When she gets back she can’t find her favourite doll. This is a major crisis for a little girl, and the author depicts her feelings well.
In each chapter is an adventure for some members of the family. They have a mischievous little puppy, a younger brother who gets into his own trouble, and somebody is in need of rescuing in one way or another. There is an incident where the children are in need and they think to pray about it. It’s nicely done by Christine Goodnough, in a natural, non-preachy way.
Table of Contents:
- Trip to the Strawberry Patch
- Damien’s Equipment Gets New Paint
- Callista is Lost
- Callista to the Rescue
- The Naughty Student
- Megan Rescues Shaggy
- The Wasps’ Nest
- Shaggy to the Rescue
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