Thursday, January 27, 2011

Edward the Emu and Edwina the Emu by Sheena Knowles

I love these books!  Both of them.  So today, you get a two-fer!

Lexile:    Not Rated
Pages:    Both are 32 pages
Ages:     3-8

Edward the Emu and Edwina the Emu are both books that tell in rhyme about being true to yourself, but they tell it in different ways.

Edward lives at the zoo and decides that being an emu is about as boring as it can get and decides that he will jump into the enclosure next to him and be a seal.  But when he is "being a seal" he hears someone say that the seals are okay, but being a lion is the best.  So he decides to be a lion.  It goes on like that until someone says, "I like the emus best!"  Edward is thrilled and returns to his area to find he's been replaced!  Can you guess who his replacement is?

Edwina, who "replaced" Edward when he was out on his walk-about, has laid a clutch of eggs.  She and Edward decide that he will sit on the nest and Edwina will go to work.  She tries being a ballerina - it's pretty funny to see an emu in a tutu (say that three times fast!) : )  Then she tries chimney sweeping, which is too dirty.  Finally, when she's a waitress a comment from a customer makes her realize where she really belongs - at home on the nest.

Read Edward and Edwina today and remember to always be true to yourself!

Peace, Love, and Reading,
Miss Laurie

Click here to order your copies of Edward and Edwina from the Lake County Public Library for delivery to your branch.
Edward the Emu
Edwina the Emu

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