“I received this book from the author for the purpose of this review. All comments and opinions are entirely my own.”
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!
This book made me smile! Such a cute, fun little book that is so unique and just makes you happy! The book greatly resembles that of a scrapbook; with the pictures and the fun designs in the background, it is definitely a treasure to get a hold of! The writing is cute and easy to understand and I LOVE the creativity of the photographs! I also love the heart of the authors; where they are using these books to help children in need, a portion of every book sale is given to children in need. The Amazing Adventures of Ellie the Elephant is definitely a series that I encourage you to pick up, even if you don’t have young children! The adorable pictures and ministry of the book will brighten your day and make the book worth your time and money! I rate Ellie Makes a New Friend 5 out 5 stars and cannot wait to get a hold of another!
*Personal side note: I got excited when I saw the little colorful “W” on Pudgy’s flipper, thinking something along the lines of, “Aw he’s a Webkinz! I haven’t seen one of those in years!” (Other than when I go digging through my endless collection….)
Thanks for reading!
As a working mother of four children, Fair was inspired to share the hard-earned wisdom she gained from juggling work and motherhood for over twenty years. This labor of love resulted in “TILT-7 Solutions To Be A Guilt-free Working Mom.”
Filled with over 70 quotes from her children, over 100 real-life practical tips to help working moms and the wisdom of over 80 other wonderful working moms, Marci’s goal with TILT is to encourage moms to continue to reach for their goals and dreams, as they help their children reach for theirs.
Marci Fair earned a bachelor’s degree in marketing from Southern Methodist University. Together, she and her husband founded a real estate business that is ranked in the top 100 in the United States. In addition, Marci founded a children’s charity Kares 4 Kids, that has served over fifteen thousand kids thus far (www.kares4kids.com)