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Meet Mo and Ella

Meet Mo and Ella

by Tui T. Sutherland, Rosemary Berlin
     
 
Is it possible for a mouse and an elephant to be friends? Apparently so, as Mo the mouse and Ella the elephant clearly illustrate in these two fun stories, Mo and Ella are Friends, and Mo and Ella at the Playground. Size doesn't matter when it comes to friendship!

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Is it possible for a mouse and an elephant to be friends? Apparently so, as Mo the mouse and Ella the elephant clearly illustrate in these two fun stories, Mo and Ella are Friends, and Mo and Ella at the Playground. Size doesn't matter when it comes to friendship!

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School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 1-Mo the mouse and Ella the elephant are an unlikely duo. Ella cannot help but clomp her big feet wherever she goes. Mo, on the other hand, squeaks his way through conversations. When Ella nearly steps on him, he wonders, "How can they be friends?" After a little contemplation, she lifts him onto her head with her trunk and they are pals. In the second story, the mismatched animals go to the playground. Unfortunately, the swing, slide, and seesaw are either too big or too small. Eventually they head for the lake, where they find it to be just the right size. The characters are endearing and their friendship is ripe with potential story lines. That said, the writing is awkward and assumes that certain inferences will be made, some of which may be beyond the target audience. For example, the text reads, "Ella has big feet/Can she go/Clomp clomp clomp!/now?/No!" Readers must now infer that Ella might stomp on Mo. Still, the repetitive nature of the text will suit most new readers. The cartoon art is detailed and mildly expressive, but the fine lines and flawless shading have a sterile, greeting-card look to them.-Louie Lahana, New York City Public Schools Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780448424569
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
06/25/2001
Series:
First Friends, First Readers Series
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
6.04(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.12(d)
Age Range:
4 - 7 Years

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