"A 2006-2007 Chocolate Lily Book Award Nominee in the Picture Book category"Fall is in the air as Emma, the plucky hen, scratches happily around the farmyard. This is no ordinary day; the family is going to the fair and Emma is invited. Even sharing the ride with a grinning jack-o-lantern won't ruin her fun. But Emma soon realizes that she is supposed to win a ribbon. How is that to be done? She can't crow like the rooster that has a ribbon. She doesn't strut like the turkey that has a ribbon. She "certainly" can't act like the messy pigeon that has a ribbon.Emmas is exasperated. Just "what" is she supposed to do? Emma does the only thing she can do. She ruffles up her feathers, sits herself down like a tea cosy, and takes a nap. You never know; maybe Emma can win a ribbon just by being herself.
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Format: Paperback / softback
(251mm x 208mm x 2mm)
Fitzhenry & Whiteside
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Author Biography - Margriet Ruurs
Margriet Ruurs is the author of over 30 books for children, including "Wild Babies" and "A Pacific Alphabet." Two previous Emma books, "Emma and the Coyote" and "Emma's Cold Day," won the Mr. Christie's Book Award Silver Seal. Born in the Netherlands, Margriet has lived in California, the Yukon, Alberta, and British Columbia. Currently she lives on Salt Spring Island where she runs a booklovers' B & B. Margriet conducts author visits and writing workshops at international schools around the world.Barbara Spurll is best known for her renderings of animals with attitude. Besides her award-winning work on the Emma series, Barbara's artwork enlivens many other books for children, including "Mooki and the Too Proud Peacock, The Flying Tortoise," and "Rhinos for Lunch and Elephants for Supper!" Born in England, Barbara now lives in Toronto, Ontario.