A 2006-2007 Chocolate Lily Book Award Nominee in the Picture Book category
Fall is in the air as Emma, the plucky hen, scratches happily around the farmyard. This is no ordinary day; the family is going to the fair and Emma is invited. Even sharing the ride with a grinning jack-o-lantern won't ruin her fun. But Emma soon realizes that she is supposed to win a ribbon. How is that to be done? She can't crow like the rooster that has a ribbon. She doesn't strut like the turkey that has a ribbon. She certainly can't act like the messy pigeon that has a ribbon.
Emmas is exasperated. Just what is she supposed to do? Emma does the only thing she can do. She ruffles up her feathers, sits herself down like a tea cosy, and takes a nap. You never know; maybe Emma can win a ribbon just by being herself.
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Margriet Ruurs is an author of educational material for children as well as many popular picture books, including Wild Babies and A Pacific Alphabet. Two previous Emma books, Emma and the Coyote and Emma.s Cold Day, won the Mr. Christie.s Book Award Silver Seal. Born in the Netherlands, Margriet has lived in California, the Yukon, Alberta, and British Columbia. Currently she lives in Shedd, Oregon.
Barbara Spurll is best known for her renderings of animals with attitude. Besides her award-winning work on the Emma series, Barbara's artwork enlivens many other books for children, including Mooki and the Too Proud Peacock, The Flying Tortoise, and Rhinos for Lunch and Elephants for Supper! Born in England, Barbara now lives in Toronto, Ontario.
Kindergarten-Grade 2–Emma, a spirited chicken, takes a trip to the Fall Fair with her family. Many events are introduced from her perspective, including entering a canning contest, making a jack-o'-lantern for a produce competition, and Emma herself in a poultry showdown. She would like to win her girl a ribbon but is not sure how. In one of the book's most humorous scenes, Emma witnesses a pigeon-plop and knows that a chicken would not lower herself to be like those pigeons. Ultimately, of course, she is awarded a ribbon for being one of the best-looking chickens the judge has ever seen. Large, colorful cartoon illustrations depict the setting and make the most of Emma's comical expressions. An additional purchase where there is a demand for seasonal stories.–Maura Bresnahan, High Plain Elementary School, Andover, MA
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