Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Emu by Claire Saxby -- ADVISABLE

Saxby, Claire Emu, illustrated by Graham Byrne. PICTURE BOOK. Candlewick Press, 2014. $16.99. Content: G.

This text uses both fiction and nonfiction to describe the life of an emu. The left-hand pages tell the story of a particular male emu taking care of his eggs, while the right-handed pages use a different font and less-descriptive voice to explain general facts about these giant birds.

This mix not only provides plenty of information but also develops more empathy for emus. The often-gorgeous illustrations complement the text well. A nice addition to a library's animal books collection.

Pre-K, EL (K-3) -- ADVISABLE. Reviewed by Sydney G., K-6 Library Media Teacher

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