King, Stephen Michael. Emily Loves to Bounce. Book Review.

This book is advertised on as suitable for children aged 3 to 6. I would have to disagree. The “story” is much more suited to two or three-year-olds. Basically, Emily loves to bounce. She bounces in many different ways and in many different places until she goes to bed. That’s it.

With safety in mind, some parents might not like the idea that Emily’s favorite place to bounce is on Mum and Dad’s bed.

The illustrations are delightful and full of life. Emily is obviously a happy, imaginative child. At times, the text rhymes. The words lead themselves well to being read aloud, but the rhythm changes.

A preschooler who loves to bounce will probably enjoy this book but it feels lacking something to me.


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