Illustrated By: Craig Smith
Emily Eyefinger is a very unusual girl, she was born with an extra eye on one of her fingers. You might think this is horrible but Emily has discovered that having an extra eye can come in very handy. Emily can see things that others can’t. In this book she writes her first poem, solves a mystery, parachutes into a desert to look for a rare type of mouse, invents a super power and gets to explore the upside-down pyramid of King Inverticheops.
Emily is a fun character. She is smart, adventurous and likes to help others. This series would be a pretty good choice for reluctant readers, there aren’t many illustrations and the chapters are different stories (except for the one about mice that is two chapters). The language is easy to understand and the stories are enjoyable. It’s format means each story is easily manageable in one sitting, no chapter is longer than 20 pages, they average closer to 12. There is the opportunity with the ‘Power of the Freckle’, story to talk about differences but you don’t have to go looking for deep meanings when the stories are just plain fun to read.
Published: 30th July 1997
Format: Paperback 84 pages
ISBN 13: 9780207196034