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Jenny Archer to the Rescue: 04/10/08
In Jenny Archer to the Rescue Jenny learns about some children her age who have become heroes through their quick thinking and she wants to be a hero too. She decides the best way to be a hero is to learn everything she can about first aid.
Learning first aid is something everyone should do and Jenny Archer is just the right age to start. I took my first Red Cross first aid classes with my Girl Scout troop at about that age. While the book emphasizes the importance of certain first aid skills, it doesn't give Jenny the opportunity to put her skills to use.
In fact the book is unfortunately weighted too heavily on cheap laughs at Jenny's expense. All of her attempts to be helpful come off as either too pushy or too eager to see an emergency where there isn't one.