Edward the Emu by Sheena Knowles is a classic Australian picture book, and one that I’ve bought for one of my other nephews, 3 year old Mr O, for International Book Giving Day.
Poor Edward, he’s lonely and bored in the zoo, so he decides to try his hand at being another animal for the day. It’s fun reading about his adventures as a seal, lion and snake. I won’t give away the ending, only to say that it’s a great one.
Quite apart from the great story and illustrations of the zoo animals, there is also a wonderful message about being who you are, and not who you think others want you to be. It’s written in a way that kids will enjoy as well as parents.
I know that Mr O will love this book and I can’t wait to give it to him.
Buy this book:
Amazon.com – Edward the Emu