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Emma Kate Hardcover – September 8, 2005

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PreSchool-K–Emma Kate and her elephant best friend sit next to one another in school, share lunches, play at recess, finish their homework, and go to soccer practice. They even have their tonsils out at the same time, sharing a hospital bed and gallons of pink ice cream. The girl's bright red dress stands out against the white background and soft charcoal-gray pencil drawings of the large friendly elephant. Subtle hints in the illustrations of the dress, a license plate that reads BIGMOME, and a hospital chart lead readers to the surprise ending: Momma and Daddy elephant comment on their child's active imagination as they are told all about her day with Emma Kate. The only possible drawback to this otherwise amiable story of imaginary friendship is the fact that the classmates are human, making readers think twice about the conclusion.–Kristine M. Casper, Huntington Public Library, NY
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PreS-Gr. 2. Polacco's artwork is as strong as ever in a warm story that celebrates imaginary friends. The young, pigtailed narrator introduces Emma Kate, a handsome gray elephant. "We do just about everything together!" says the girl, and, indeed, the following spreads show the friends walking to school, swinging at recess, and reading and dreaming together. When the girl tells her parents about the fun she has with Emma Kate, they respond, "You have such an imagination," indicating that the elephant is imaginary. But in Polacco's expertly rendered, energetic graphite drawings, Emma Kate is such a solid presence that children, particularly those with imaginary friends, will feel that even if Emma Kate is imagined, the friendship is real. Familiar scenes at school and home extend the story's comforting tone, and the few bright spots of paint, which stand out strongly against the black-and-white drawings (the girl's red dress is a constant focal point), reinforce the delicious sense of two worlds overlapping. Gillian Engberg
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Product Details

  • Age Range: 3 - 5 years
  • Lexile Measure: 520L (What's this?)
  • Hardcover: 40 pages
  • Publisher: Philomel Books; 1st edition (September 8, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0399244522
  • ISBN-13: 978-0399244520
  • Product Dimensions: 8.8 x 0.4 x 11.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #270,366 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Born Patricia Ann Barber in Lansing, Michigan, to parents of Russian and Ukrainian descent on one side and Irish on the other, Patricia Polacco grew up in both California and Michigan. Her school year was spent in Oakland, California, and summers in her beloved Michigan. She describes her family members as marvelous storytellers. "My fondest memories are of sitting around a stove or open fire, eating apples and popping corn while listening to the old ones tell glorious stories about their homeland and the past. We are tenacious traditionalists and sentimentalists.... With each retelling our stories gain a little more Umph!"Studying in the United States and Australia, Patricia Polacco has earned an M.F.A. and a Ph. D. in art history, specializing in Russian and Greek painting, and iconographic history. She is a museum consultant on the restoration of icons. As a participant in many citizen exchange programs for writers and illustrators, Patricia Polacco has traveled extensively in Russia as well as other former Soviet republics. She continues to support programs that encourage Russo-American friendships and understanding. She is also deeply involved in inner-city projects here in the U.S. that promote the peaceful resolution of conflict and encourage art and literacy programs.The mother of a grown son and a daughter, Patricia Polacco currently resides in Michigan, where she has a glorious old farm that was built during the time of Lincoln.

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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By D. Blankenship HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWER on June 11, 2006
Format: Hardcover
Here we get wonderful story telling from a true master of the genre. The art work is fantastic and the reader's imganination is stimulated on each and ever page Children will love this work (and I am including sixty four plus year old children also) and this is a work you will certainly want to read for your child, and if building a library for your your child, this is one you will want to add. Highly recommend this one. Don Blankenship
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Picture Mommy on November 5, 2006
Format: Hardcover
My five year old daughter loves elephants, so when we saw this book, we thought we'd give it a try. We both fell in love with the friendship described in this book; the yearning of wanting one's fantasies to come true. The surprise ending gave us both goosebumps. Although we have tons of books, we love to snuggle up at night to read this book, "...and dream of Emma Kate."
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By J. Phillips on September 20, 2007
Format: Hardcover
When I saw this book title I just had to have it for my Granddaughter. Her name is Emma Kate and she is now 6 months old so I guess grandma will enjoy reading it to her until she is old enough to enjoy it herself. And...I loved the ending !
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By S. Woodroof on February 14, 2008
Format: Hardcover
I am a reading specialist and I shared this book with several classes. They loved it! It is a sweet, fun book.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A. Williams on March 20, 2011
Format: Paperback
4.5 stars

So, I pretty much loved this book! I think I loved it even more because of the semi-based-on-a-true-story-ness of it.

An elephant is the best friend of the darling little girl in this story, and we get to see all the various things Emma Kate does with her best friend.

I love the illustrations - how the elephant is amidst a world of color (because she's gray, or perhaps another reason).

I also love that the book doesn't really say if Emma Kate's friend is real or not. It leaves it up for the reader (or listener) to interpret, which I think is great and will open the book up for much younger listeners.

Definitely Recommended!
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By Jennifer Torres on November 5, 2009
Format: Hardcover
What a fantastic book! My 6 year old daughter picked this one out because she is an elephant fanatic. Once I showed her what the title said (her name is Emma and her sister's name is Kate) she was even more excited.

What a treat. I've six children and have been reading books to them for over 10 years now. This one caught me off guard, brought a smile to MY face, and warmth to my heart. How fun to go back and explain to my 6 year old daughter who "Emma Kate" really is and how the author "tricked us" and surprised us at the end! Rarely do you see this type of clever, surprise of an ending in a children's book! Highly recommended for children of all ages.

My Emma read this book to her 10 year old sister Kate later in the day (great for beginning readers as well) and giggled through the entire book in anticipation for the "surprise" that lay ahead for her big sister!
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By C. J. Stark on August 25, 2009
Format: Paperback
The very first time I read this book I got tears in my eyes at the end when I realized who Emma Kate is. Of course this sweet little twist is completely lost on my 2 year old and I even had to explain it to my husband. It also helps to read the dedication. The illustrations are beautiful. A good book to have and probably best for an older girl (or mom like me).
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By Martha Fertitta on June 30, 2014
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
This was purchased as a gift for my granddaughter, along with a plush elephant. She likes the book.
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