Tuesday, June 30, 2015
Children's Book Review~The Amazing Adventures of Ellie the Elephant
Ellie Makes a New Friend is the first book in the series The Amazing Adventures of Ellie the Elephant. The books in this series were written and photographed by author Marci Fair and her daughter Elle Fair (age 10).
In Ellie Makes a New Friend, Ellie the Elephant moves to a new neighborhood. She is still doing her favorite things, but now she is all alone while she does them. She finds everything not as much fun without a friend. So, she sets out to make a new friend and finds one at the playground. Her new friend is a penguin named Pudgy, and together they have lots of fun!
In Ellie's First Plane Ride, Ellie the Elephant is going to visit her relatives, and her friend Pudgy the Penguin is traveling with her. Pudgy likes to fly, but Ellie has never flown on a plane before and is nervous. Pudgy helps her every step of the way! They visit her relatives at the zoo, and have a wonderful adventure together!
My Thoughts: As a mother, grandmother, and former homeschool teacher, good books for children have always been very important to me. The books in this series are a wonderful addition to our library. They are bright and colorful, and have actual pictures taken of the stuffed animals, rather than illustrations of them. Along with the colorful, whimsical artwork on the pages, this combination is quite eye-catching! The pages have clear, larger, easy to read text for beginning readers, with just one or two sentences per page.
Here is my grandson Daniel, 3, enjoying Ellie's First Plane Ride. We had recently taken one of his first plane trips together, so he related to the story. He is thoroughly captivated with both of these stories, and finds the real-life pictures fascinating. We will be reading The Amazing Adventures of Ellie the Elephant stories often, and look forward to new volumes!
I am very impressed with this series and the two books I received for review. Books that combine fun with valuable lessons are my favorite! The topics covered in these books are ones that children have to face, and reading these books would help with the transition. I think they are perfect for children and adults to share together, and would make a great gift! It is wonderful to see that a ten year old is helping to create such creative stories! What a great start for new author Elle Fair!
You can purchase your own copies of the Ellie the Elephant books at Amazon:
Ellie Makes a New Friend
Ellie's First Plane Ride
*Disclosure: I received copies of these books free in exchange for my honest review. All opinions expressed here are my own.