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This book had “loud” my 4 year old laughing and feeling understood. Although her name isn’t Emily she calls herself that now! Teaches that all parts of us can be directed to be used for good! Defiantly a hit!
What a fun story for preschoolers - set in a maritime village with lots of vocabulary appropriate to the time period when whaling was a big industry. It is a fun and imaginative tale of misunderstood girl who finds her niche in life! Cute and my 4 year old son loves it!
I bought this for my 8 mos girl named Emily along with other Emily books but since English is not my first language, I had to use the dictionary for a few words. The story is very funny, but it is too long and complicated even for my 2 yo. I will be a good book for her when she is in 5th or 6th grade.
I ordered this book because I thought it would present a lesson/ideas on helping children who have very loud voices. I work in a school which has students with extra loud voices. This book did not offer any learning lessons. The story was okay, however, it was not what I thought it would be.
I absolutely loved the "Sailors' Terms and Phrases" at the beginning of the book. My son loves pirates, so now we will have some new pirate lingo to use when we play pirates.
Unfortunately, my enthusiasm for the book didn't hold past that page. I'm not sure why but the story of Emily's loud voice wasn't for me. The illustrations on the other hand, were lovely. The author's note at the end was interesting; perhaps a non-fiction book about the time period and whaling ships would have been much more intriguing.