January 28, 2010

Emu and cockroach are unique characters

by Sheena Knowles
illustrated by Rod Clement

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.

So Edward pretends to be a seal , a lion, and a snake. But as to be expected, he soon discovers that he should just be himself, and returns to his pen, where a surprise awaits. 

The rhythmic verse and hilariously expressive illustrations will make this book difficult to read just once.

by Carmen Agra Deedy
illustrated by Michael Austin

Martina the beautiful cockroach is ready to choose a husband, but first he must pass Abuela's (Grandmother's) coffee test.

The full-size illustrations add gentle humour to this Cuban folktale.

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