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This fun little book of rhymes follows an Emu at the zoo that is looking to find a little more action then what he is used to. Edward the Emu jumps from cage to cage and spends the day with the animal he hears is the best. So as the days go by Edward hops from the swimming seals to the lounging lions to the slithering snakes. When he final found his way back to his cage. But not alone! Now Edward the Emu is joined by Edwina. This was a catchy little read that had fun illustrations and offered a great view of the animals as they stretched from page to page. Great read for a K-2 class.
  Phil9 | Mar 12, 2014 |
Edward the Emu is about an emu at the zoo who is tired of being an emu and wants to be something different. He goes around the zoo pretending to be every animal until he learns to be happy as an emu.

I liked this book because of the theme it teaches children and I would use it to teach my students about being themselves.

The ages/grade levels I would use this book for is 4-8/kindergarten-3rd grade.
  awanalex | Dec 9, 2013 |
This is a book about Edward the Emu. Edward the Emu is bored. He thinks that no one likes to come to the zoo and look at the Emu. One day he over heard the zoo keeper that seals are the animal that people want to come and see, so the next day he pretend to act like seals. The story went on and on until one day he realized being an Emu is the best.
This is a great book to educate students about beginning themselves. Everyone is unique, so try to be yourself.
This is a good read for 1st to 4th grade. ( )
  ChengYenLee | Nov 16, 2013 |
This book is about an emu at the zoo who is very unhappy and bored with himself and his surroundings. Edward the emu magically turns himself into a variety of different animals before discovering that being an emu might be the right choice after all, at which point he returns to his cage and finds a surprise. I enjoyed this book because it was very funny, especially thanks to the illustrations, and I would like to use this book in my teaching because it creatively shares the message of the importance of being yourself. I think this book is appropriate for Grades K-3 and would fit well with the theme of conformity vs. individuality.
  MadeleinePemberton | Nov 12, 2013 |
Edward the Emu doesn't want to be an emu anymore, he wants to be the most popular animal in the zoo, only to go back to wanting to be an emu because he is wanted. I would use this book because it is a simple circular story. This book is good for grades pre k to 1.
  kaylakegan | Nov 12, 2013 |
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"Edward the Emu" is a great book teaching students about individuality.
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Edward the Emu was sick of the zoo. There was no place to go. There was nothing to do, and compared to the seals who lived right next door, well being an emu was frankly a bore.
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Edward the emu was sick of the zoo,
There was nowhere to go, there was nothing to do,
And compared to the seals that lived right next door,
Well being an emu was frankly a bore.

Tired of his life as an emu, Edward decides to try being something else for a change. He tries swimming with the seals. He spends a day lounging with the lions. He even does a stint slithering with the snakes.

But Edward soon discovers that being an emu may be the best thing after all. And so he returns to his pen, only to find a big surprise awaiting him. . . .

Edward is tired of being an emu, so he decides to try being something else for a change. First he spends some time swimming with the seals. Next, he lounges with the lions. He even slithers with the snakes. But Edward soon discovers that being an emu may not be so bad after all. So he heads back to his pen, only to find a big surprise awaiting him . . .Sheena Knowles' upbeat, rhyming text and Rod Clement's deliciously droll illustrations are sure to make readers laugh out loud in this whimsical picture book by the creators of Edwina the Emu."If you buy one book...for sheer fun, there's no question it should be this one." San Diego Union Tribune

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Tired of being an emu, Edward decides to try being like other animals at the zoo, but he soon discovers that being himself is the best after all.

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