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Reviewed by K.C. Finn for Readers' Favorite
Emma’s New Life is a highly engaging and adorable book for children and was penned by author Paul G. Wilson. The titular character Emma is a hedgehog, and the tale is centered on the theme of animals in nature, and how they try to survive when faced with the human world and its many fears and threats. Written as a chapter book for independent readers, the adventure sees Emma meeting humans in their world and finding herself quite helpless and scared amid these huge, dominant figures. She longs for her home with her woodland friends, but will she ever find it and return there again?
Author Paul G. Wilson has created a delightful tale that is reminiscent of the likes of Graham Greene and Beatrix Potter but with a thoroughly modern feel. Twelve chapters take readers through a well-constructed plot with plenty of ups and downs and enigmatic friends for Emma to meet and make. Her quest for adventure and the boredom of the natural world is soon answered with a lot of new experiences and fears, but the plot also teaches its young readers about resilience, hope, and the respect that we should all have for natural creatures and nature itself. The dialogue is a particularly strong element, which characterizes Emma with a youthful voice that readers will find highly pleasant and relatable. Overall, I would definitely recommend Emma’s New Life as a bright and enjoyable read for keen child readers, but also one which challenges them to think about nature and the treatment of animals in the modern world.