Thursday, February 13, 2020

"Emma Every Day - Party Problems" - a bookwrap

This is Emma's fancy bag.  I wonder where she is off to.  Let's find out shall we? 


 Party Problems (Emma Every Day)
Authored by C. L. Reid
Illustrated by Elena Aiello

* Ages:  5-6
* Grade Level:  1-2
* Hardcover - 32 pages
* Publisher: Picture Window Books
* Pub. Date:  August 1, 2020
* Language:  English

Meet Adorable Emma and Those Things Important to Her

Unwrapping Some Great Illustrations for You to Enjoy

The Book

Emma's best friend Izzie is having a birthday party and Emma is invited to attend.  She is a little apprehensive because Emma is deaf, has a Cochlear Implant and uses American Sign Language to communicate with others.  She always worries that people won't include her and she wonders if Izzie will be delighted with the gift that she has chosen to give to her.  Emma dialogues constantly to her pet fish Ruby whom she loves very much.  She asks Ruby questions about her party attire and tells her about her feelings. 

This debut book from the Own Voices easy reader series will be a lovely introduction to Emma, her life journey and the American Sign Language that she uses to communicate!  The book documents the signed alphabet and some words are accompanied by finger spelled versions.  The book highlights friendship, working through anxiety and the feelings of being accepted by others and by Emma herself.   

The book is broken down into small chapters and easy vocabulary so early readers will be able to navigate the text no problem.  The author has included a glossary and a "learn to sign" portion at the end.  "Party Problems - Emma Every Day"  is both inspiring and educational and I highly recommend it. 

Storywraps Rating - 5 +++ HUGS!!!!!

Meet the Author and the Illustrator

About the Author

Deaf-blind since childhood, C. L. Reid received a Cochlear Implant (CI) as an adult to help her hear, and she uses American Sign Language (ASL) to communicate. She and her husband have three sons. Their middle one is also deaf-blind. Reid earned a MFA degree in writing for children and young adults at Hamline University in St. Paul, Minnesota. Reid lives in Minnesota with her husband, two of their sons, and their cats.

About the Illustrator

I'm an illustrator and Character designer, pug addicted and sushi lover.
My passions are illustration, concept art and 3d.

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