Emmet by Leo Politi


Emmet by Leo Politi

This delightful picture book from beloved children's book author Leo Politi, originally published in 1971, tells the story of Emmet, one of the many stray dogs taken in by old Mr. Winkel - among them, Poupee, Oscar, and Puff. Emmet was always the troublemaker of the lot, escaping from Mr. Winkel's yard to chase the neighbourhood cats and snatch toys from small children. He even refused to obey the grocer's sign that clearly said, 'No dogs allowed'! Tired of putting up with Emmet's energetic pranks, Mr. Winkel's neighbours are ready to call the dogcatcher when the rascally dog saves the grocer's shop from a fire set by a prowler. As in all Leo Politi's books, Emmet's adventures are richly illustrated and humorously told - and as Emmet frolics across the pages, every reader, young or old, can recall their own pesky neighbourhood dogs - and even the ones in their own backyard.

About the Author

Leo Politi wrote and illustrated dozens of children's books, many of which are set in the Latino communities of Southern California. He won the Caldecott Medal for his book Song of the Swallows, first published in 1948.

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32 pages
Interest Age: 6 - 9


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Publication date

19th November 2009



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