Emma has a dilemma, and she doesn’t have a clue what she’s going to do about it! She gets her first F ever on an easy grammar test about nouns and pronouns. Wizard Jake appears out of nowhere when he hears her crying and is willing to help her. He is a genius at grammar and tries patiently to teach her the ins and outs of both nouns and pronouns. Will she learn in time for her make-up test? Or will she end up with a permanent F on her record?
Only this glorious tale about two people from different worlds can answer that question.
Young readers ages four through six will enjoy this whimsical, well written and cleverly illustrated book. In this story, Emma and Wizard Jake, take young readers on a journey to learn how to identify nouns and pronouns after Emma fails a test at school. The authors have simplified the process of identifying nouns and pronouns in a positive and encouraging way to help children grasp the concept. The colorful illustrations are really fun, and the way Dana Wall and Amber Wall present nouns and pronouns is both educational and very funny. I think “Emma has a Dilemma” is a delight to read aloud and would be perfect for homeschooling as well as a classroom reading program activity to teach children about nouns and pronouns. I would highly recommend this book to educators and parents alike for a fun-filled, educational experience that children are sure to enjoy!
Reviewed by Sarah Holloway