I received this ARC from Publisher for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Operation Frog Effect by Sarah Scheerger
Published by Random House Children's Books on 2019-02
Source: ARC from Publisher
If one small act can create a ripple across the universe . . . what happens when a whole group of kids join together and act?
Told in eight perspectives--including one in graphic novel form--Operation Frog Effect is perfect for fans of Andrew Clements, Rob Buyea, and Sarah Weeks, and for anyone who wants to make a difference.
Hi--It's us, Ms. Graham's class. We didn't mean to mess things up. But we did. We took things too far, and now Ms. Graham is in trouble--for something we did. We made a mistake. The question is, can we fix it? Ms. Graham taught us that we get to choose the kind of people we want to be and that a single act can create ripples. So get ready, world--we're about to make some ripples.Sincerely, Kayley, Kai, Henry, Aviva, Cecilia, Blake, Sharon, Emily (and Kermit, class frog)
Everyone makes mistakes. But what happens when your mistake hurts someone else? Told in eight perspectives--including one in graphic novel form, Operation Frog Effect celebrates standing up and standing together, and tells the unforgettable story of how eight very different kids take responsibility for their actions and unite for a cause they all believe in.
"A heartfelt novel with complex characters who realize that to promote change in the world, they first have to change how they see each other."--John David Anderson, author of Ms. Bixby's Last Day
I am so pleased to share my thoughts on Operation Frog Effect by Sarah Scheerger for the blog tour. As you’ll see, I simply loved it!
This book is told through the journal entries of eight different students in a fifth grade classroom. We hear from Blake, Emily, Kayley, Sharon, Henry, Kai, Aviva, and Cecilia. The author did a nice job of making the characters unique and giving them each their own voice. Not only are their personalities and backgrounds different, but they also have different ways of using their journal. We get comics, verse, letters, and more. I think this will really capture the attention of students.
My favorite part about Operation Frog Effect is how it addresses real world issues in a way that is accessible for young readers. Not only that, it empowers them to make a difference, even when they don’t think they can change anything. I loved that it touched on issues like women’s rights, equal access to education, homelessness/poverty, and immigration. I also really loved the mentions of real life people like Malala and MG books students could actually pick up and read (like Fablehaven!)
I devoured this book in one sitting. It was so fun and sweet. The whole time I was reading I was thinking about how I couldn’t wait to get a copy for my school library. I know my 4th-6th graders are going to love it! Perhaps, like me, they’ll even tear up at the end.