My Favorite Thing by Emily Jenkins
(According to Alberta) (Anne Schwartz Books)

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Alberta likes what she likes.

Big dogs: no
Small dogs: yes
Grapefruits: no
Gummy candies: yes

Her favorite color is orange. And her favorite vegetable is potato chip.
She likes baths. And boats.
But none of these is her favorite thing of all.

What could it be, then, her favorite thing?


About Emily Jenkins

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Emily Jenkins is the author of Five Creatures (a Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor recipient, a Charlotte Zolotow Honor Book, and an American Library Association Children's Notable Book), Daffodil, and The Secret Life of Billie's Uncle Myron, as well as some stuff for grown-ups. Her favorite color is dusty blue, and her favorite candies are gummies (just like Alberta). She is definitely a cat person. AnnaLaura Cantone is the illustrator of many silly children's books, including My Favorite Thing (According to Alberta) by Emily Jenkins, as well as the two Pecorino books. She lives her husband in Milan, Italy.
Published May 18, 2004 by Atheneum Books for Young Readers. 40 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Humor & Entertainment, Children's Books.

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‘I do not like large ones that drool, but small ones that keep their tongues in their mouths are okay.’ ” After going on to weigh in on cats, foods, colors, her big brother, baths, boats, and baby dolls, Alberta concludes with the unsurprising revelation that her very favorite thing is (wait for ...

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Alberta prefers cats to dogs. She adores the color orange "because anything that's orange looks terrifically exciting." Among foods, "Her favorite ice cream is peppermint. Her favor

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Dogs have to be smaller than my knee for me to like them."Picture books occasionally present kids as relatively simple, one-dimensional characters, but any parent can tell you that Alberta is an excellent model of the likes and dislikes of real children.

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