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Ellie Goes Back to School


26030038Title: Ellie Goes Back To School
Author: Marci Fair and Elle Fair
Genre: Children’s Fiction, Picture Books, Friendship
Series: The Amazing Adventures of Ellie The Elephant
Published On: May 21st 2015
Publisher: Pacochel Press
Pages: 34
Format: Paperback
Source: Sent by author in exchange for honest review
ISBN 0996363505 (ISBN13: 9780996363501)
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*As of 10/20/15 this title is [currently] unavailable at the Book Depository

About the Book


Marci and Elle Fair Are Back With Their Newest Children’s Book: Ellie Goes Back To School

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”

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A Two Second Review


Ellie Goes Back To School follows a stuffed animal named, you guessed it, Ellie as she starts her first day of school with her friend Pudgy the Penguin. Throughout this thirty-something page picture book we are graced with photos taken by the author. I thought the idea was cute but the reality left me less than pleased. The photos set an immature tone while the writing style was rudimentary at best.

While I was disappointed with the book itself I did think the cause was wonderful. Marci and Elle Fair are apart of Kares 4 Kids: an organization meant to help raise awareness about anti-bullying. You can learn more at Kares4kids.com and donate to the cause.

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Duck for President


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Title: Duck for President
Author: Doreen Cronin and Betsy Lewin
Genre: Children’s Fiction, Picture Books, Responsibility, Finding Yourself
Series: Standalone
Published On: March 2nd 2004
Publisher: Simon & Shuster
Pages: 40
Format: Hardcover
Source: Bought
ISBN 0439671442 (ISBN13: 9780439671446)
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About the Book


My fellow Americans:

It is our pleasure, our honor, our duty as citizens to present to you Duck for President. Here is a duck who began in a humble pond. Who worked his way to farmer. To governor. And now, perhaps, to the highest office in the land.

Some say, if he walks like a duck and talks like a duck, he is a duck.

We say, if he walks like a duck and talks like a duck, he will be the next president of the United States of America.

Thank you for your vote.

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A Two Second Review


Duck for president is a story about a duck trying to find his place in the world. We watch as Duck beats the odds to become the world’s first non-human president and realize that power comes with a price.

I liked the message Cronin and Lewin painted and, speaking of painting, the art was down right beautiful! I have nothing but praise for this book!

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As always, happy reading! Oh, and don’t forget to enjoy life -you only have one… unless your a cat, then I applaud you for learning to read.

Jordan

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