Cover image for Emily loves to bounce
Title:
Emily loves to bounce
Author:
King, Stephen Michael.
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Edition:
First American edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Philomel Books, 2003.

©2000
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 30 cm
Summary:
A young girl enjoys bouncing in many ways and in many places.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780399238864
Format :
Book

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Summary

Boing!Emily is full of life. She's full of smiles. But most of all, she's full of bounce. On her head,on her toes, on her bottom. Skipping bounces, springing bounces, singing bounces. Wherever she may be, you can be sure she's in the air! This adorable, energetic book by award-winning Australian Stephen Michael King is just right for the bounce in every child. Even those who now have children of their own. Boing! Boing! Boing!


Author Notes

Stephen Michael King won an Honour Book at the 2015 Children's Book Council of Australia (CBCA) Book of the Year Awards with his illustrations for the title Scary Night. He also won a Speech Pathology Australia 2015 Book of the Year Award in the Birth to three years category with his title Snail and Turtle are Friends.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Reviews 2

Publisher's Weekly Review

Australian-born King's eponymous heroine adores life on the rebound. "Sometimes she sleeps," he notes, "sometimes she eats, but... most of the time, she bounces." With her pie-faced grin, retro-hippie wardrobe and ringlets that look, fittingly, like springs, Emily indulges in high-altitude hijinks throughout the day, joined by real and imaginary friends (and occasionally the word "boing"). "She can bounce with her dinosaur,/ bounce with her cat,/ bounce with an elephant,/ or with Nana Pat." King fills in a light gray shadow behind Emily and her various upwardly mobile companions, creating an almost three-dimensional quality; they might almost be jumping off of the page. The obviousness of the laundry-list narrative starts to wear thin, and King's watercolor-and-ink characterization of Emily changes little from page to page. Yet she's such an exuberant, stylish presence that children will likely be willing to bounce along with her to the end, when she triumphantly leaps upon what every reader will recognize as the ne plus ultra of proxy trampolines: her parents' bed. Ages 3-7. (Mar.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved


School Library Journal Review

PreS-Emily is a single-minded child. Though readers are told that "Sometimes she sleeps" and "sometimes she eats," it's clear from both words and pictures that indeed "most of the time she bounces." Bright, energetic ink-and-watercolor illustrations show a smiling child dressed in stripes and polka dots in constant motion. The artwork focuses squarely on Emily, often including two or three smaller illustrations on each spread. Lots of white space around these pictures helps them to stand out even more. King's brief, rhyming, appropriately exuberant text catalogs and characterizes all the different ways Emily finds to bounce and where she does it. He describes the way she moves (high, low, springingly, and even singingly); what body part she uses; who she bounces with (whether it's her dinosaur or her Nana Pat, an unmentioned Teddy tags along on every bounce); and what she's pretending to be at the time. All of this activity does get tiring after a bit, even for Emily, who is shown on the final page snuggled cozily in bed. While this narrowly focused picture book might not stand up to repeated readings, most children will enjoy a glimpse into Emily's colorful, imaginative, and very active world. If you read it in storytime, don't be surprised if your listeners begin bouncing right along.-Lisa Dennis, The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, PA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.