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Emily Works Out

Emily Works Out

by Betty Lou Phillips, Sharon Watts (Illustrator)
Wakes up smiling


Wakes up smiling

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
The chimpanzee star of Emily Goes Wild by Betty Lou Phillips, illus. by Sharon Watts, takes the stage in a pair of original board books by the same team. In Emily Works Out, she "skips down the street/ Dances to the beat" in kinetic, silhouette paintings on a white background, and Emily's Manners, serves as an etiquette do and don't ("Plays with food/ Eats nicely"), with an illustration of the "Don't" on the left, and the correct protocol on the right. Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
Children's Literature
Emily looks like a monkey and one that can never stay still. She skips down the street, hops over cracks, plays on the swings, rides a bike, hikes, and more. Nevertheless the last scene, for some reason, shows her tuckered out and in bed. Since these activities did not all take place in one day (Emily has a different outfit on for each one), the ending seems illogical. If the purpose is to show kids that exercise is fun and good for them, then what is the message conveyed by the last two images that show Emily going to bed and waking up smiling? 2005, Gibbs Smith, Ages 1 to 3.
—Marilyn Courtot

Product Details

Smith, Gibbs Publisher
Publication date:
Product dimensions:
6.75(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.31(d)
Age Range:
1 Year

Read an Excerpt

Emily skips down the street

Dances to the beat

Hops over a crack

Does a jumping jack

Meet the Author

Award-winning designer and best-selling author, Betty Lou Phillips is a professional member of the American Society of Interior Designers. With projects from New York to California, her work has been featured in countless magazines, as well as in her numerous home design books on French and Italian style. Interiors by Design--her 13th design book-is the ultimate guide to home décor. Additionally, she has appeared on the Christopher Lowell Show and the Oprah Winfrey Show. She lives in Dallas, Texas.

Betty Lou Phillips is the author of Emily Goes Wild!, an illustrated children's book, and co-author of The Night Before Christmas in Paris. Later this year Gibbs Smith Publisher will release her Night Before Christmas in New York and Night Before Christmas in Texas.

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