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Eight-year-old Emma McGraw is an only child who lives with her mom in their "cozy" condo. When four-year-old Anthony Scarpetto moves in for a week while his parents are away, Emma is not happy. He's loud, he smells, and he touches her stuff. And that's only half of it! Emma has started at a new school, and has finally begun to make friends. But how can she invite anyone ovEight-year-old Emma McGraw is an only child who lives with her mom in their "cozy" condo. When four-year-old Anthony Scarpetto moves in for a week while his parents are away, Emma is not happy. He's loud, he smells, and he touches her stuff. And that's only half of it! Emma has started at a new school, and has finally begun to make friends. But how can she invite anyone over when annoying Anthony is there? Emma is in for a surprise, though. As the week goes by, she starts to realize that having a "little brother" may not be as bad as she thought....

Title : Only Emma
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ISBN : 9780142407110
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 144 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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Only Emma Reviews

  • Ruhama
    2019-02-16 08:53

    Note: the sequel is published and called Not-so-Weird EmmaEmma is an only child and loves it, but her mom’s best friend has to leave her 4 year old son with Emma and her mom for a week, and Emma is convinced he’ll ruin everything. Once he’s moved in, Emma feels he’s taking over her room, her mother and her usually quiet life. Emma has also just moved to a new school, and is attempting to foster a friendship, and Anthony (the preschooler) seems to be ruining that, too. But is he really that bad or will Emma find she misses him when he leaves?This is another set along the lines of Amber Brown and Judy Moody, but not nearly as clever and well-written. Warner does a good job capturing some aspects of a third-grader, but several sentences feel forced and emotions don’t make any sense (which makes it confusing, despite trying to imitate life). Emma is a likable girl, and her home life is a good picture of a single mom’s household. Emma enjoys nature programs, and often compares life to snippets she’s learned, and we see those in boxes throughout the book. If you’re looking for more books to feed to your girls that are beyond Junie B., but not quite ready for Ramona and have read all the Judy Moodys, then hand them this book (and its sequel).

  • Nancy Kotkin
    2019-02-14 07:08

    Children's chapter book about an only child who relishes her calm, quiet life with her single mother, until a noisy unexpected visitor disrupts life in their small condo. Her attachment to their four-year-old guest grows suddenly and without sufficient motivation. This is the first book in the Emma chapter book series. Since Emma wants to be a nature scientist when she grows up, animal facts are tucked into insets periodically throughout the book, where that animal is mentioned.

  • Jessica Mitchell
    2019-02-09 02:55

    Jessica Mitchell, 11Only Emma3 stars First of all, I know this wasn't meant for 11 year olds. I just thought it would be decent..ya know?But this book belongs in that group of books like the Beverly Clearly books, Clementine, ad Ivy+Bean. Idiotic and cliche. So now you're probably wondering; Why'd you give it three stars?1st star= The friendship between Emma and Cynthia was realistic. Fake and childish..2nd star= I liked the illustrations 3rd star= The annoying qualities of Anthony were realistic.WHY I DIDN'T GIVE IT THE LAST TWO STARS:1st: It's cliche. The whole idea of the book.2nd: Real girls would not 'miss' Anthony. Anthony was an idiotic brat and I would want to pound him into the wall.And also, it's pretty obvious that an 8 year old DIDN'T write this. If an eight year old girl showed me her journal and it said this, I'd say: 'Did your mom write this for you?'. Eight year olds are idiotic and ridiculous. They would not be using such large vocabulary, as Emma did.But enough negative things. Let me see if I can scrape out a few good things from the secret and private cavern I call my brain...Lets see.Well I liked how Emma's view of her and Cynthia's relationship/friendship was realistic. She cared about HAVING A FRIEND in her new school. Not..CYNTHIA. She wanted a friend. Everyone was like that in one period of time.That was pretty good. I wonder if Sally Warner has a daughter around that age? However, she was eight years old once, soo...

  • Christa
    2019-02-19 07:45

    Themes include issues about single parenting, only child situations, interpersonal relationshipsThird-grader Emma's peaceful life as an only child is disrupted when she has to temporarily share her tidy bedroom with four-year-old Anthony Scarpetto, a bona fide "pain in the patootie." The story is cute and more for third/fourth graders than fifth or sixth graders. Story reminds me a lot of my godchildren and nieces. The author’s use of first person present narrative voice helps create a strong sense of Emma's lively personality and her ambivalence about Anthony, as well as her own feelings about being an only child and the ups and downs of an emerging classmate friendship.

  • Lianna Navasardyan
    2019-01-30 04:57

    I choose this book because my sister recommended it .Emma is eight years old .when a Anthony moves in Emma gets mad because he is annoying loud and touches all her stuff Emma can wait till he leaves. My favorite quote was "I don’t care. I don’t even like that puzzle." this was my favorite quote because in the store Anthony and Emma fight for the puzzle then when they stop fighting Emma tells him that ,it was kind of funny. I liked author’s point of view because Emma was telling the story and she made it like she had a miserable life. Yes I would recommend this book .I would recommend it to people who have annoying siblings.

  • SusanDunn
    2019-01-27 09:02

    A cute little story. Emma is an only child, so when her mom agrees to take care of a friend's little boy for a week, she is NOT happy. Anthony is 4-years-old, and he gets into her stuff, and makes messes everywhere, and doesn't listen to Emma when she tells him what to do. Emma thinks this is going to be the longest week of her life.... But Anthony actually starts to grow on her. First in a series.

  • Caroline
    2019-01-24 08:07

    A decent book in the realistic fiction for elementary readers. Although the book isn't that old (2005) I did feel like repeated references to a VCR made the book seem a bit dated. IDK if an 8 year old today really knows what a VCR is. But that aside it's a book with an appealing main character and an appealing packege

  • Trista
    2019-02-20 07:04

    This was a cute story about a girl and the relationships she has with her mom, best friend, and a preschool boy whom she and her mom wind up babysitting for a week. I liked how she faced some situations that young children may face- divorce, being an only child, worrying her friend will stop being her friend.

  • Tali Balas
    2019-01-27 03:55

    Emma grew on me as the story moved along and the character became better developed. The friendship between emma and Cynthia was realistic as was her reaction to suddenly having a "brother" around. Her change of heart and her thoughts about her mother both came off as forced. Overall a perfectly fine choice for 2nd-3rd graders.

  • Emma
    2019-02-11 05:58

    i know this book looks kiddish but actually it is good i basically got it cause my name is in it!but it was funny and good there is this girl(emma) and she moved to a diffrent place and has this friend (can't rember her name)and then her mom has a friewnd and her son that is 4 (anthony) and emma doesn't like him and he has to stay at her house! and i won't tell the rest! :)

  • James
    2019-01-27 03:12

    A delight! Honest & real to life. Emma is about as cute as she can be and she is learning all about life in a great way. Super choice for young readers and highly recommended as a read-to story. Hard to beat as a contemporary read for this age group.

  • B
    2019-01-25 07:07

    The first in a series about 3rd grader Emma, her new condo, her new school, her first friend there and the 4 year old boy that moves into her home for a week. Well told and realistic.

  • Emily
    2019-02-05 04:52

    This book sort of reminded me of my life in a way!! I defently think when you get a chance you should read it!!

  • Marcia
    2019-02-19 05:54

    One theme in Only Emma teaches children that they will have to make adjustments in their lives. A second theme teaches sharing, not only possessions, but your heart as well.

  • Alexis
    2019-02-08 07:09

    It is good plus it gives little facts

  • Jazli Lopez
    2019-02-21 09:54

    I like this book. I have had a problem like Emma. Sometimes little kids are very annoying.

  • Ashley ♡
    2019-02-18 09:56

    This was a verry fun book! But if I was Emma I would die if I told my mother that I'm used to baby Anthony.

  • Clare
    2019-02-15 03:11

    A little babyish, but a good "read when sick" book overall...

  • Vickie
    2019-01-27 06:44

    I love this book.If you like fantasy books you will love this one like me!

  • Brenda Herrera
    2019-02-07 09:46

    I recomend this book

  • Bailey
    2019-02-13 04:13

    Very sweet!

  • Nancy
    2019-02-19 05:53

    The story of an only child who has her life turned upside down by a 4 year old boy who spends a week with her.

  • Staffona
    2019-01-27 09:05

    it was ok

  • EmmaLee Smith
    2019-02-15 06:48

    The main character reminded me a lot of myself :)

  • Daniella
    2019-02-08 08:05

    Explains alot if you dont have any brothers or sisters.

  • Katherine
    2019-01-29 01:54

    Pretty good. I wouldn't mind seeing more by Sally Warner

  • Miranda
    2019-02-06 07:03

    I LOOOOOOOOOOVE that book!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Beth
    2019-02-03 09:01

    I liked this book. It's a cute story, with a good life lesson in it. Great book to booktalk to my third grade kids.

  • Yeegirl
    2019-01-28 05:08


  • Lori
    2019-02-12 02:02

    There was a lot of dialogue between the characters-not much a fan of this book.