Saturday, July 18, 2015

Review: Ellie Makes A New Friend (Children's Book, Friendship, Volume 1) (The Amazing Adventures of Ellie The Elephant) by Marci Fai

Title: Ellie Makes A New Friend
Author: Marci Fair
Published: April 20, 2015
Publisher: Pacochel Press
Pages: 32
Genre: Children Ages 5 on up
Review: Paperback provided by author

Gold Level Mom's Choice Award Winner - A beautiful blend of real life and make-believe, The Amazing Adventures of Ellie the Elephant series recounts the everyday life of a stuffed animal. The debut book, Ellie Makes a New Friend, follows the plush elephant as she moves to a new neighborhood and has to find a new playmate.

Written and photographed by mother Marci Fair and her ten-year-old daughter Elle Fair, the story is uniquely illustrated with delightful photos of the little elephant’s journeys through the neighborhood as she tries to settle into her new home. Children will love seeing a toy living in a real-world setting, and parents and teachers will appreciate Ellie’s positive and creative approach to finding answers to her problems.

Fun, playful, and packed with imagination, you won’t want to miss the upcoming adventures of Ellie—and her new friend!

We received this book to give an honest review.
K and I really enjoyed this book he kept waiting to find out who her friend was even though he did think it to be the friend that shows up in the other books. We watch as Ellie does things by herself but doesn't truly enjoy them by herself. That is until she meets a friend who likes doing the same things as her. The only thing I would have suggested the author change is the wording on hopscotch. She uses the word jump. "Pudgy loves to jump hopscotch." Even though you do jump I would have used the word play or something similar. 
This is a good book for children ages 5 on up. The pictures are wonderful and the story is great it is fun to do things with a friend.

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