Emily Pearl can do lots of things by herself. But sometimes even resourceful little girls need help.
Emily Pearl is a very big girl. She can pour her own juice. She can feed her goldfish. She can even curl her own hair. Whenever her mother tries to help, Emily says, “I can do it myself!” But even a very big girl like Emily can sometimes feel a teeny bit small, especially at bedtime when dark shadows creep across the walls of her bedroom. Luckily for Emily, her mom understands and gives her a helping hand.
Diane Adams’s delightful, rhyming story of one child’s determined quest for independence is complemented by Nancy Hayashi’s charming illustrations that colorfully capturing the chaotic ups and downs in the life of a preschooler.
“The interplay between art and text will work well for the group reader who can enjoy the spontaneous giggles that will erupt at storytime.” ―Kirkus Reviews
“With rounded forms and muted hues, the watercolor, ink, and colored-pencil artwork illustrates the story in pleasant, sometimes witty pictures.” ―Booklist
“Both for storytimes and one-on-one sharing, this tale is told in a fresh, yet familiar way.” ―School Library Journal
“I took this book back to the library last week, unbeknownst to Monkey Georgia who asked for it that very night and burst into tears when it wasn’t there. I requested it again from the library immediately.” ―Fun Mama
“Young children will surely recognize themselves in Diane Adams’s delightful, rhyming story of one child’s determined quest for independence. Nancy Hayashi’s charming illustrations complement the text, colorfully capturing the chaotic ups and downs in the life of a preschooler.” ―It’s Time to Read Mamaw
“I think that all parents with preschoolers will love this book!” ―Momma’s Bacon
Best Children’s Books of the Year ―Bank Street College of Education, 2010
Parents’ Choice Recommended Award ―Parents’ Choice Foundation, 2009
Kansas State Reading Circle Recommended Reading List (Primary) ―Kansas National Education Association, 2010
Missouri Building Block Picture book Award (Nominee) ―Missouri Library Association, 2010
F&P: GRL H, Gr 1, Genre RF
Themes: Creativity, Fear, Independence, Security
BISAC 1: JUV000000 JUVENILE FICTION / General
BISAC 2: JUV013000 JUVENILE FICTION / Family / General
BISAC 3: JUV019000 JUVENILE FICTION / Humorous Stories