I want to help!
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I want to help!
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- I want to help!
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- Diane Adams ; illustrated by Nancy Hayashi
- Helpfulness -- Fiction
- Helping behavior
- Helping behavior -- Juvenile fiction
- JUV000000, FICTION / General
- JUV035000, FICTION / School & Education
- Juvenile works
- trueSchool children
- Schools -- Fiction
- Schools -- Juvenile fiction
- Self-reliance -- Fiction
- Self-reliance -- Juvenile fiction
- trueSelf-reliance in children
- Stories in rhyme
- Stories in rhyme
- Stories in rhyme
- Stories in rhyme
- Stories in rhyme -- Juvenile fiction
- Emily Pearl is good at very many things, and is the first with an offer to help her teacher, but when the school day ends and her father is late picking her up, she finds she needs a little help, too
- Grades K-2 Every classroom has one: a kid overly eager to help out the teacher. Meet Emily Pearl, a very smart girl. She can count to 14, write her own name, and do the hokey pokey. And that’s not all: “She can wallop the baseball and score a home run. / She can leap high in dodgeball and be the best one.” Some of her accomplishments, though, come with a cost; for example, she cleans up the blocks while other kids are still playing with them. The details captured in Hayashi’s genial watercolor, pen, and pencil illustrations don’t make this a laugh-out-loud affair, but feature plenty of warm humor, as when showing Emily using a toy dump truck to scoop up the class rabbit’s droppings. Adams, meanwhile, offers up a pleasant turnaround at the end: when Dad is late picking her up, Emily gets a little scared. This time, though, it’s Ms. Glenn who asks for help. It distracts Emily just long enough that she stays busy and happy until the final page. -- Cummins, Julie (Reviewed 11-01-2012) (Booklist, vol 109, number 5)
- PreS-K — Athletic, creative, brave Emily Pearl is back. During the bustling school day, she feeds the class tarantula and swings on the monkey bars "two at a time," and she can count to 14. Throughout, Emily Pearl echoes the title, offering to assist her teacher. Ms. Glenn reciprocates when the child's father is late for pickup. "But at 1:55 when/her dad isn't there,/Emily feels just a/little bit scared." Hayashi's illustrative riffs add to the charm with her soft-palette watercolors. The youngster writes her name on her arm and uses a dinosaur toy to discourage a rogue lizard. The best scenes show that often Ms. Glenn's disasters are instigated by the child's enthusiasm, like the water fountain overflowing with green paint. Children will appreciate this relatable tale with likable characters.—Gay Lynn Van Vleck, Henrico County Library, Glen Allen, VA --Gay Lynn Van Vleck (Reviewed August 1, 2012) (School Library Journal, vol 58, issue 8, p68)
- In this companion to I Can Do It Myself!, Emily Pearl is as high-achieving and high-energy as ever, a blessing and a curse to her kindergarten teacher, Ms. Glenn. While the text reports Emily’s strengths (“She can count to fourteen./ She can write her own name/ She can tell what is different and what is the same”), Hayashi’s mixed-media vignettes demonstrate that she can also be tone-deaf to the rights and feelings of her classmates (her idea of cleaning up books is snatching them out of a reader’s hands), and she plays fast and loose with classroom rules in the name of being helpful. It isn’t obvious what Adams and Hayashi want readers to do with this complex character exploration until the final pages, when Emily’s Pearl’s father is late for pickup, and it’s up to Ms. Glenn to allay her student’s anxieties. At that point it’s clear that even fearless, “full speed ahead” types like Emily can feel “just a little bit scared”—and that an empathetic grownup can make all the difference. Ages 2–6. Agent: Kelly Sonnack, Andrea Brown Literary Agency. Illustrator’s agent: Christina A. Tugeau. (Sept.) --Staff (Reviewed August 13, 2012) (Publishers Weekly, vol 259, issue 33, p)
- Emily Pearl, that not-so-helpful but very independent girl, is back in her second outing, this time "helping" at school. Emily Pearl goes to school and can do lots of things--count to 14, write her name and hit a home run. But as in I Can Do It Myself! (2009), while the gentle rhyming verse brags about all of her accomplishments, Hayashi's watercolor, pen and colored-pencil illustrations reveal that her efforts are not always successful or welcome. Yes, she can do the monkey bars two at a time, but it involves pushing other kids off. Yes, she can neatly stack the blocks…after she causes her classmates' creation to tumble. Indeed, she is often the cause of the mishaps and chaos that she is so anxious to help with. While Emily Pearl's previous outing was charming in its simplicity and its snapshot of a too-true phase in every child's life, this one is not as successful. Emily Pearl is obviously older and so should be a little more clued-in about the effect her actions have on other people; readers scanning her classmates' faces will know immediately that Emily is not always appreciated by kids or adults, but those who don't pay attention to facial expressions and the small details may not get the point of the book at all. This misses the riotous humor and innocent naughtiness that make Olivia and Eloise such delicious fun. (Picture book. 4-6)(Kirkus Reviews, August 15, 2012)
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- Accelerated Reader AR
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- Accelerated Reader
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