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Emma's Cold Day
     

Emma's Cold Day

by Margriet Ruurs, Barbara Spurll (Illustrator)
 

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Canadian Children's Book Centre Starred Our Choice Selection, 2002

Mr. Christie Book Award - Silver Seal, 2001

Emma, the plucky but foolish cluck, is back and about to demonstrate one more time that being a chicken is not all it's cracked up to be. In her latest escapade, Emma is one game hen with a big problem. It's the middle of winter and the chicken

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Canadian Children's Book Centre Starred Our Choice Selection, 2002

Mr. Christie Book Award - Silver Seal, 2001

Emma, the plucky but foolish cluck, is back and about to demonstrate one more time that being a chicken is not all it's cracked up to be. In her latest escapade, Emma is one game hen with a big problem. It's the middle of winter and the chicken coop is freezing. Determined to find out how the other farm animals weather the weather, Emma sets off on a snowy trek that almost ends in flaky, feathery disaster. Along the way she provides plenty of laughs and, once more, unwittingly saves the day.

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"The author tells Emma's barnyard adventure both with humor and with empathy. Text is quite simple, perfect for read-alouds and for young readers, yet challenging enough to make the story interesting and move along at a good pace. What adds zest to the story is the work of the illustrator. . . Readers will enjoy Spurll's humorous touches... "
CM Magazine

"This entertaining story, along with excellent and humorous illustrations by Barbara Spurll, is sure to keep readers turning the pages with laughter."
Lorgnette, Heart of Texas Literature Center

Children's Literature
Emma, a chicken with a curious streak, can't understand why her beak is chattering and her body is shaking uncontrollably. Determined to find a way to stay warm, Emma leaves the coop and heads out to the farmyard to find some answers. Once in the yard, Emma tries to emulate a horse, a flock of sheep, cows, a family of pigs, and a group of ducks, all animals that seem quite warm and unaffected by the freezing cold. Given a cool reception by all, Emma turns to the house where the farm family lives. Sitting in the spruce tree outside the window, she marvels at the fire burning inside and how comfortable they all seem. In turn, the family becomes aware of Emma sitting in the tree, questions why she's there, and the farmer suddenly realizes that he's forgotten to turn on the heater in the chicken coop. Emma has saved the day! The third in the "Emma" series, Emma's Cold Day gives pre-school and early elementary readers delightful pictures to reinforce the highs and lows of Emma's adventures outside the chicken coop. This story should be popular with children who are interested in animals and learning about their lives on farms. 2001, Stoddart Kids,
— Jean Boreen

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780773733145
Publisher:
Fitzhenry & Whiteside, Limited
Publication date:
09/01/2001
Pages:
24
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 10.75(h) x (d)
Age Range:
6 - 7 Years

Meet the Author

Margriet Ruurs is the author of over 30 books for children, 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 on Salt Spring Island where she runs a booklovers' B & B. Margriet conducts author visits and writing workshops at international schools around the world.

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.

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