Synopses & Reviews
She's younger than Babar, shyer than Lily, and every bit as cute as Olivia. Look out! Here's ELLA! Read along to this heart-warming tale of acceptance and help kids build important reading skills!
Ella's counting the days until the first day of school ... but not because she's eager to start! On the contrary, as the littlest elephant on Elephant Island, she's terribly nervous about the other kids she'll meet. Then she receives a beautiful red hat that belonged to her grandmother -- her new lucky charm. Big mean Belinda at school teases her for it, calling her "Ella the Elegant Elephant." But Ella's brave enough to hold on to her hat, and in the end, the hat (and her heart) save the day.
Ella is nervous about the first day of school in her new town, but wearing her grandmother's good luck hat makes her feel better--until the other students tease her and call her names.
Painfully shy, Ella, the littlest elephant, starts a new school wearing her grandmother's spiffy red hat for good luck, but when a mean bully torments her, Ella harnesses the power of kindness--and great fashion--to teach the bully a valuable lesson. Read by Diana Canova. Book available.
Ella's counting the days until the first day of school, but not because she's eager to start! On the contrary, as the littlest elephant on Elephant Island, she's terribly nervous about the other kids she'll meet. Then she receives a beautiful red hat that belonged to her grandmother - her new lucky charm.
About the Author
Ella the Elegant Elephant is the brainchild of the husband-and-wife team, Carmela and Steven D'Amico. Steven, with a strong interest in illustration, and Carmela, with a background in writing, had wanted to work together on a children's book project for years, even before they were married. Carmela explains, “I was striving for something substantial enough to stand alone as a story, but would also serve to showcase Steven's talents.” The idea of Ella the Elephant came to Carmela in a dream, and the couple developed the stories from there.