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The Emperor's Cool Clothes
by Harper Lee


Overview - Even a penguin has a hard time being cool in this hilarious adaptation of The Emperor s New Clothes "  Read more...

 
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Overview
Even a penguin has a hard time being cool in this hilarious adaptation of The Emperor s New Clothes "

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780761459484
  • ISBN-10: 0761459480
  • Publisher: Cavendish Square Publishing
  • Publish Date: September 2011
  • Page Count: 32
  • Reading Level: Ages 4-7


Related Categories

Books > Juvenile Fiction > Fairy Tales & Folklore - Adaptations
Books > Juvenile Fiction > Humorous Stories
Books > Juvenile Fiction > Clothing & Dress

 
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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2011-07-18
  • Reviewer: Staff

Once Harper (Snow! Snow! Snow!) decides to set this familiar fairy tale in the polar regions (mixing up the penguins of Antarctica with the igloos of the Arctic, purists will note), the cool jokes just keep on coming. The emperor, a squat emperor penguin whose belt buckle says "EMPS," and his two hip hop fashion–loving subordinates, Frostbite the polar bear and Tusks the walrus, are hookwinked by a pair of sea lions, the devious Paul and Radford Rogue, who tell the emperor, "Our clothes are made with a special formula that makes them invisible to anyone who's not totally cool like you." The Rogues use the advance from the royal platinum card to do some shopping of their own. The main street of the polar kingdom features Nordicstrom and Cold Navy; familiar-looking arches and mermaids embellish the characters' drinks. It's a zippy parody, and Harper does a good job of linking the emperor's weakness to kids' need to wear the right clothes—though it's not clear whether the in-jokes undermine the prestige of fashionable culture or enhance it. Ages. 4–8. (Sept.)

 
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