cover image Emma's Pet

Emma's Pet

David M. McPhail. Dutton Children's Books, $6.99 (24pp) ISBN 978-0-525-47047-2

Several popular picture books now appear as board books. In Emma's Pet (1985) by David McPhail, the ursine hero's search for a ""big soft cuddly pet"" yields disappointing results. But before the day is through, she makes an amazing discovery. With its subject matter and just a few words per page, it makes an ideal book for smallest hands.