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E-mergency! by Tom Lichtenheld and Ezra Fields-Meyer
Published by Chronicle Books
Pages: 40
Buy It: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Powell’s Books | Indiebound | Book Depository
Publishers Summmary:

It’s an E-mergency! The letter E took a tumble and the only way to get her back on her foot is for people to stop using her. But who can take her place? The other letters have to make a decision ASAP. Z is too sleepy and Y asks way too many questions. Thankfully, O rolls in to try and save the day. Now E can rost up and got bottor . . . as long as ovorybody follows the rulos. Chock-full of verbal and visual puns, this zany book is sure to tickle both the brain and the funny bone.

The Turkeybird Speaks: “Talk about tough! Trying to say all the words without the E’s was super hard, but pretty funny too. I kept having to ask my mom to read the word without the E and it was super super funny! She had such a hard time because she said always had E’s in all her words normally.

“This poor E got hurt though and it was super nice that the other letters liked to help him out. It would be super hard to not have E’s to read and write with but I had no idea until I read the E’s story. It’s amazing!”

Mom’s Two Cents: In the letter house all the letters work together to have a happy home, but when one of the letters has an “E-mergency” everything gets a bit chaotic. Suddenly there’s not an E in sight and it seems as though there’s a chance he’ll never return without a bit of TLC. As “O” steps in to help everyone gets more and more confused, especially one person in particular…the reader. Once everyone understands they all need to give E his time to rest he gets a full recovery and is back to his normal E-self.

E-mergency! by Tom Lichtenheld is an incredibly original picture book. Omitting a letter in it’s entirety makes readers even more aware of the other letters in the alphabet, parents and children alike. To be honest I had a terrible time trying to read this the first few times I read it, but it was actually to the Turkeybird’s benefit. He kept pointing out to me when I’d accidently use an E in my reading and make me go back and read it again. For him it was hilarious and a fantastic way to learn about the importance of one of our most commonly used letters.

Take a unique look at the letters we use everyday, especially one in particular. E-mergency! by Tom Lichtenheld was one of the most difficult picture books to read a loud, but unbelievably beneficial reading for the Turkeybird and I’d imagine others at his same reading level. As we’d read through the pages he was able to have an even better understanding of how each letter interacted with the others which coupled with the humor of the story became a very enjoyable read for him. Help young readers learn the importance of each and every letter in the alphabet by eliminating one of the most commonly used, the E.

The1stdaughter Recommends: Ages 5 to 10. A great read for older picture book readers who are will enjoy not only the humor of the story, but the fun of learning how each letter interacts with others.

Find E-mergency! by Tom Lichtenheld and Ezra Fields-Meyer at the following spots:
Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Powell’s Books | Indiebound | Book Depository | Goodreads


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11 Responses to Book Review: E-mergency! by Tom Lichtenheld and Ezra Fields-Meyer

  1. Sounds way fun! I love the concept and I’m sold on the art.

  2. Kristen M. says:

    Z would absolutely love this one. He’s a big fan of wordplay. In fact, I think I’m getting him Shel Silverstein’s Runny Babbit for Christmas! Maybe I’ll grab this one too. 🙂

  3. Gianeli says:

    This is totally a good book review that everyone should read….I am lucky enough that I have found the post here….

  4. Cathe Olson says:

    That sounds really cute . . . and I think would make a nice addition to my school library. Thanks for the review.

  5. Christie says:

    Thanks for the great review! I’ve had my eye on this book since I first heard about it. My kids are using a “virtual academy” for school this year & I thought it would be a great addition to my 1st graders curriculum because of the heavy focus on nonsense words. I’m going to pick up a copy ASAP.

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  7. Pussreboots says:

    E-mergency is going on my wishlist. I know my kids will love it.

  8. Cherry says:

    The book is really interesting and the video here is great!!Thanks!!

  9. I saw this book on the library hold shelf when I went in to pick up my book. Believe me it took will power not to snag someone else’s book after seeing your review 🙂

  10. Tana says:

    Nice sharing of review..Very interesting post..

  11. Mary hinkle says:

    Thank you for the tumbs up on this book, It looks like it is worth reading.

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