Where’s Rodney by Carmen Bogan, illustrated by Floyd Cooper, will resonate with all children who would rather be outside than sitting still in a classroom. Rodney is entranced by everything outside, but not by his classwork. The park in his neighborhood is a sad excuse for a place to explore so when the class field trip to “a park” is announced he assumes the worst. What a wonderful surprise awaits him and his classmates. Readers will be as excited as Rodney to discover the wonders of the majestic outdoors.