About the Book
Authors: Elle Fair & Marci Fair
Photographers: Elle Fair & Marci Fair
Genre: Children's Picture Book
Number of Pages: 34
Synopsis: The third installment of an award-winning children’s series, The Amazing Adventures of Ellie the Elephant: Ellie Goes to School follows the charming plush toy and her best friend, Pudgy the Penguin, as they brave their latest exploratory journey—elementary school.Having recently moved, Ellie is worried about her first day at a new school. But, encouraged by the presence of her trusted penguin sidekick, the little elephant decides to view the next few hours as just another buddy adventure packed with exciting surprises.
Throughout the day, Ellie and Pudgy meet the classroom pets, take a trip to the library, discover interesting instruments in music class, and so much more. They even learn a valuable lesson about friendship when they encounter a lonely student at recess. By the end of the day, the two best friends can’t wait to return to school the next morning!
Filled with delightful, real-life pictures of the plush elephant and penguin duo, Ellie Goes Back to School helps kids see that school is a safe place and learning is a fun adventure.
Don’t miss the first two installments: Ellie Makes a New Friend and Ellie’s First Plane Ride.
I love how the Ellie and Pudgy help to put children at ease as they venture back to the classroom. Ellie and Pudgy also share their apprehension about new things and let readers know they are not alone and that it's okay to be nervous. We join the pair as they experience a school day in much the same way our children will with music, art, and curriculum. They also visit the lunchroom and playground, make new friends, and have a whole lot of fun.
Like the other books in the series, the illustrations, which are actual photographs, are eye-catching and will appeal to readers. The images will also help children visualize what the real life school setting might be like for them helping to curb fears.
This mother-daughter writing team do it again with Ellie Goes Back to School! Another fabulous book in an all around great series.
I recommend picking up a copy.