The Resource Big news!, by Ida Siegal ; illustrations by Karla Peña

Big news!, by Ida Siegal ; illustrations by Karla Peña

Label
Big news!
Title
Big news!
Statement of responsibility
by Ida Siegal ; illustrations by Karla Peña
Title variation
Emma is on the air!
Title variation remainder
big news
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Contributor
Author
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Traces young Emma Perez's journey into journalism, mystery solving, and fame when she investigates a worm found in a friend's hamburger
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Character
Review
  • Grades 3-5 Emma Perez is going to be famous! Right now, she is eight, and she hasn’t figured out how she is going to achieve this yet, but she practices all the time; singing and dancing are great ways to handle mundane chores like setting the table. When she spots a glamorous investigative reporter on the TV news, Emma knows what she wants to be. After a classmate finds a worm in his lunchtime hamburger, she sets out to both solve the mystery and broadcast the story (with help from her radio journalist father). Emma is as cheerfully full of herself as an eight-year-old can be, but her bright first-person narrative comes across as enthusiastic and self-confident, while the intergenerational and multicultural cast provide authentic support. The mystery of the “wormburger” is a bit of a stretch; however, it is pulled off with aplomb. Bold illustrations add freshness and appeal. This is the first book in a series, so stay tuned for more Emma on the air. -- Scanlon, Donna (Reviewed 04-15-2015) (Booklist, vol 111, number 16)
  • Third-grader Emma Perez is obsessed with becoming a famous star, and inspired by a news reporter on TV, Emma decides becoming a reporter is her path to fame; now she just needs to find her first story.As it turns out, Emma's father is also a reporter—the boring kind (you know, print)—and he instructs her in the basics of journalism. Emma's big break arrives when a classmate finds a worm in his hamburger. Emma interviews witnesses and tries to uncover the truth of what happened before the health inspector fires one of the cafeteria staff. Her father patiently guides her through the steps, helping her record news segments in videos posted to the school's online bulletin board. Emma is confident, outgoing and tenacious. Her dual Dominican and American heritage is acknowledged, but culture is not a main plot point. Emma does occasionally speak Spanish, but it's usually to get something she wants from an adult, and she provides readers with an immediate translation, " †̃¿Por favor?' That means †̃please' in Spanish. Papi likes it when I speak Spanish." Emma's lively personality is evident in the cartoonish black-and-white illustrations. The predictable plot wraps up neatly, setting the stage for more in the series. Light on substance but an entertaining series debut nonetheless. (Fiction. 6-8)(Kirkus Reviews, February 1, 2015)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10410023
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Siegal, Ida
Dewey number
[Fic]
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Intended audience
  • 3.0
  • 2-3
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 3
  • 5
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Peña, Karla
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Emma is on the air
Series volume
1
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Journalists
  • Reporters and reporting
  • Hispanic Americans
  • Schools
  • Mystery and detective stories
  • Reporters and reporting
Target audience
primary
Label
Big news!, by Ida Siegal ; illustrations by Karla Peña
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Publication
Copyright
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn893709877
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
119 pages
Isbn
9780545686938
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)893709877
Label
Big news!, by Ida Siegal ; illustrations by Karla Peña
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn893709877
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
119 pages
Isbn
9780545686938
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)893709877

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