Flamingnet Student Book Reviewer TKono
"Emma Dilemma and the Camping Nanny" by Patricia Hermes is
about a little girl with a nanny she adores. Then, one
day, the nanny gets a significant other. This makes Emma
insecure and afraid that the nanny will forget about her.
Also, to add to stress, Emma is having trouble when her
best friend acquires a new friend. To top it all off,
Emma finds herself lying and breaking rules. The ending
is satisfactory, but the plot, conflict, and resolution
are what really draw the reader in.
While the title
mentions camping, the actual camping itself is only a
small segment of the book. The bulk of the story revolves
around Emma and her issues. This book has great lessons
for young children. Through the adventures of Emma,
readers learn that people can love more than one person at
the same time. This can relate to parents not picking
favorites and friends expanding their influence to include
someone new. This story is great for young readers, boys
and girls alike.
State and Country: Staten Island, NY USA