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Well, it's that time of year again. All over the USA, kids are going back to school, whether they like it or not. Some are returning to familiar halls and friendly faces, others are just starting out in their academic careers and find things a tad more overwhelming. Never fear, Ellie the Elephant is HERE and she's about to turn your little one's school year nightmares into dreams waiting to come true. Ladies and gents, children of all ages, shapes, sizes, and polyester cotton blends (that'll make more senses in a moment), please join me in welcoming today's book of choice...
Co-Author and Assistant Photographer
Co-Author and Photographer
It's a unique storybook to say the least starring two stuffed friends as they make their way through the hallowed halls. Alone, it's big, and scary, but together they can conquer the world! They get a helping hand from their teacher making them feel right at home. They tackle learning their numbers, letters, and shapes, take a trip to the library to find some great reads, spend some quality time with the classroom pets, and get their daily exercise in during gym class. If their day could get any more fun, next comes lunch, recess, and ART class! Man, elementary school was awesome. ^-^ I remember making these little pictures with squares of tissue paper that you'd put on the end of your pencil (eraser side, of course), tip in glue and stick to the page...such fluffy, colorful creations! Anywho...
Ellie the Elephant and Pudgy the Penguin are an adorable duo. I'll tell you, if I had them to lead the way through those double doors of education, I know I'd have felt a bit calmer on the first day of school. I mean, how can you not? Story wise, it's all about the fun that can be had while obtaining higher education, but as with any story book, the real love is in the images. Here, we've got photography as the chosen medium and it serves them well. A well placed elephant here, a precariously perched penguin there and TADA! Instant camera magic depicting our stuffed furry friends having the time of their lives. My biggest question is where will their next adventure take them because the sky is truly the limit.
About the author...
Marci Fair is a business owner and a mother of four who has worked in real estate for over twenty years. She and her husband own several real estate businesses, some which are ranked in the US.
In addition to her professional career, Marci is the founder of Kares 4 Kids, a nonprofit organization that has served more than 20,000 children in need since 2005. She is also the author of the award-winning book TILT: 7 Solutions to Be a Guilt-Free Working Mom, liberating other women with her hard-won wisdom—“Balance is impossible; memories are better.”
Review copy received courtesy of the authors and Bostick Communications. (THANKS!) For more information on this title or the author, feel free to click through the links provided above. This title is available now via Pacochel Press LLC, so be on the lookout for it on a bookstore shelf or virtual retailer of your choosing. Be sure to check out the other books available in this growing series including Ellie Makes a New Friend and Ellie's First Plane Ride.
Until next time...happy reading!