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My Brother Needs a Boa

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Benito has a problem: he owns the only store in his remote rainforest village, and a pesky rat is driving away all his customers. The solution? A boa constrictor, of course. But none of the snakes his neighbors find are right for chasing away the rat. Benito rejects one after another until, finally, the perfect boa chooses Benito. The vivid and richly textured illustration ...more
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published August 1st 2005 by Star Bright Books
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Ciara Plackett
Feb 18, 2015 Ciara Plackett rated it it was amazing
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I really loved this book. The story was engaging and kids would love it. The book has some quality figurative language and the pictures are absolutely beautiful.

I would absolutely read this book aloud in the classroom when I am teaching cause and effect and problem solution in the. Benito has a store and someone sees a rat inside, so people stop coming to this store. Benito comes up with a solution to get a boa to chase the rat out so people will return to his store. T
Sarah Nottingham
Feb 26, 2015 Sarah Nottingham rated it liked it
My Brother Needs a Boa by Anne Weston and illustrations by Cheryl Nathan is about a little boy named Benito that problem solves to save his store. Benito lives in a rainforest village where he owns and operates a store. A strong storm comes through the village and knocks down four coconuts into Mrs. Murillo's yard. She comes to Benito's shop in need of sugar to make coconut candy. She picks up a chunk of sugar in a corn husk and shrieks about a rat being in the sugar. She runs out of the store a ...more
Emily Peer
Feb 23, 2015 Emily Peer rated it it was amazing
This book was great. It has an interesting story line and the illustrations are wonderful. The book has many challenging words and complex sentence structure. I believe this book would work best in a 1st or 2nd grade classroom and for a read aloud. The book is quite diverse with the use of spanish words and foods. The book would correlate well in a lesson over problem solving or cause and effect.
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Anne Weston lives in Pavones, a remote corner of Costa Rica where she and her husband Patrick have established a rainforest research station. She enjoys observing toucans, parrots, caimans, and other rainforest animals. She likes taking care of her pet chickens, turkeys, and geese. She’s written an award-winning picture book for children, My Brother Needs a Boa. Anne also writes mystery stories se ...more
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