About the Book
Author: Marci Fair & Elle Fair
Photographer: Marci Fair & Elle Fair
Genre: Children's Picture Book
Number of Pages: 58
Synopsis: Always on the lookout for a new adventure, Ellie the Elephant can hardly believe her good fortune when she gets to go on her first plane ride and visit her faraway relatives. The only thing that could make this trip better is sharing it with a friend, so Ellie invites Pudgy the Penguin to join her.
The newest book in The Amazing Adventures of Ellie the Elephant series, Ellie’s First Plane Ridefollows the two plush toys as they navigate the airport, experience flight for the first time, revel in hotel luxury, and face the daunting task of finding their way through a massive zoo in search of Ellie’s real-life elephant relatives.
Illustrated by delightful photographs of the plush pair, the story introduces children to an exotic array of animals and teaches them how to creatively solve problems. This ingenious blend of reality and imagination inspires kids to look at their everyday lives with fresh eyes while helping parents and teachers discover new ways to approach education.
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Ellie and her best friend Pudgy decide to take a trip to visit some of Ellie's relatives. However, Ellie has never been on a plane before and is a little scared. Pudgy reassures her that everything will be alright and the two set off on their getaway. The first leg of the trip is a piece of cake, but when the friends arrive at the zoo none of the other animals know where Ellie's family is. Can the pair decipher the map and locate the elephants?
Ellie is just the sweetest little elephant and little ones will fall in love with her and she overcomes her fears and discovers new things. I love that the illustrations are actual pictures. Using real photos in children's books has always been a favorite of mine. Not only are the photographs visually stimulating but they give children a realistic idea of what to expect when travelling by plane or visiting the zoo. I think Ellie's First Plane Ride is a very creative, well organized story that little ones will want to hear again and again.
I recommend picking up a copy. Available on Amazon.