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Edward the Emu by Sheena Knowles

Edward the Emu (edition 1998)

by Sheena Knowles, Rod Clement (Illustrator)

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Title:Edward the Emu
Authors:Sheena Knowles
Other authors:Rod Clement (Illustrator)
Info:HarperCollins (1998), Edition: Reprint, Paperback, 32 pages
Collections:TED 255
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Edward the Emu by Sheena Knowles



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This book is about an emu who wants to be like all the other animals in the zoo. He goes on an adventure until he winds up back in the emu section and is happy with being an emu. Good for teaching self love and self appreciation.
  zaspelaa | Apr 13, 2017 |
Edward the emu was sick and tired of being in the zoo. There was nowhere he could go and nothing that he could do. Edward tries to act like the other animals in the zoo, like swimming with the seals, lounging with the lions, slithering with the snakes. At the end of the day Edward realizes that he is happy that he is an emu, and is no longer jealous of any of the other animals in the zoo. ( )
  TylerAnderson | Apr 11, 2017 |
This book is extremely cute and I think anyone of any age would love it. It is about an emu who wants the people who come to the zoo to like him. He ends up going into other cages until someone says that Emus are the greatest at the zoo and then he feels better about himself. This book would be good for kids in kindergarten to third grade. ( )
  heidi.donner | Apr 6, 2017 |
Edward was very unhappy with who he is, so he tries to be someone different.

I liked this book because it shows that being yourself will get you far in life.

I would read this book to kindergarten kids and possibly 1st graders. ( )
  mackenzieblizzard | Feb 23, 2017 |
Edward was bored and unhappy with being an emu so this lead him to try to be someone different for a while at the zoo. Once he realizes that people also like the emu he goes back to his pen but finds a surprise. I loved this book because it proves that you should always be yourself and teaches everyone a great lesson about being true to who you are. I think this book is great for kids who are about as little as 4 to maybe age 7. ( )
  KalleyNeidermire | Feb 22, 2017 |
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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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