Oh my word! So-o-o-o funny.

Summary:

The Alphabet lived all together in a big house. Uh-oh! E came down the steps so fast that she had to go to the hospital. With E out of circulation, everything changed. We mean ovorything changod. What would it tako to holp You-Know-Who?


Parent Perspective:
Absolute stitches. Every page just got better and better. The main story is about the letter E and what happens when the letter "e" is changed to "o," but that is just the tip of this hilarious iceberg. Read the story through the first time, then come back to enjoy all of the sidebars and the visual wordplay, like the letters forming relevant words. For example, when E fell down the steps, the letters formed "ouch." J walked across the street to get the numbers to call 911. [J-walk!'] Z is exactly like you'd expect, but still funny.

Very young kids may not get all the double entendre, but older listeners and readers will. You'll be reading it a lot, so having all of this cleverness packed inside is a bonus for adults!


Reader Enjoyment Factors:

Do not read this book with beverages close by. Great visual and narrative wordplay, one-of-a-kind words, and a cute story offer something for readers of ALL ages. 

Content Awareness Factors:

None.


Educational Themes:

Have fun with this book. There are some stats about how frequently the letter E is used in English that may interest some readers. Explore the sidebars and point out to young readers how the letters combine to fit what is happening in the story at that moment. 

Reading Level:
3.4
Recommended Age To Read By Yourself:
9 and Up
Recommended Age To Read Together:
4 and Up
Purchase Recommendation:
Buy. You will read this one over and over and over again. Every time will unearth something new and hilarious.

Title E-MERGENCY!
Author Tom Lichtenheld, Ezra Fields-Meyer
Publisher Chronicle Books © 2011
Illustrators Tom Lichtenheld
ISBN 9780811878982
Material Hard Cover
Cost $16.99
Genres Humor, Reading
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