Monday, April 30, 2012

Edwina the Emu

Written by: Sheena Knowles

First line: There once were two emus who lived in a zoo, One was Edwina and Edward was two.

Why you should read this book: In this inexplicable yet endearing story, an emu who has just laid ten eggs leaves her mate at the zoo to mind the nest while she goes off in search of a job. Despite the fact that Edwina can read, write, and understand the bus schedule, the humans she encounters find her ill-suited for work in the entertainment and service sectors. Eventually, Edwina decides that her place is at home, where she and Edward will raise the babies together.

Why you shouldn’t read this book: You support the right of a woman to work outside the home.

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