Ella the Elegant Elephant

Ella the Elegant Elephant

Hardcover(First Edition)

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780439627924
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date: 08/04/2004
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 56
Product dimensions: 8.30(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.40(d)
Lexile: AD620L (what's this?)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

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, \u201cI was striving for something substantial enough to stand alone as a story, but would also serve to showcase Steven's talents.\u201d The idea of Ella the Elephant came to Carmela in a dream, and the couple developed the stories from there.

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Ella the Elegant Elephant 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
What a charming book! The lovely story and vivid illustrations held both my granddaughter and me captive! And, when we turned to the last page, she asked, 'Can we read it again, Grandma? Please!' I strongly recommend this book to anyone with young children who enjoy imaginative stories with endearing characters and rich illustrations that take you to another land. Utterly delightful book! We could not have enjoyed it more! Our only question is: when is the next one coming out?!
mbberg on LibraryThing 5 months ago
I loved this book. I thought it really sent a message to children to not only embrace their differences but to also embrace their enemies. Ella helped Belinda who was bullying her the entire book and I think this sends the message to be the bigger person and to respect everyone even if sometimes they don't always respect you. The end of the story shows that what Ella did and how she acted paid off when she came to school and everyone had on big hats and the black board said we love Ella. I loved this book.
SaraLukaszewicz on LibraryThing 5 months ago
Ella the elephant is new to town. She is nervous about starting school so her grandmother gives her a special "good luck" hat to wear on her first day. When Ella arrives at school, the school bully, named Belinda, teases Ella about her hat. Ella and her hat end up saving the day and is subsequently accepted by her new classmates.
hvachetta on LibraryThing 5 months ago
Ella the elephant wears her grandma's lucky hat to school, but things don't go quite as she expects. This book deals mainly with the issue of teasing in school, and therefore is a good book to read to children who are about to or have just started elementary school. Even though the protagonist, Ella, gets teased, she still realizes that it is important to help someone who is in trouble, even if they have been mean to you, and this is a good lesson for children to learn.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This is just the sweetest book. It was on a table in my pediatrican's office. I read it while waiting for my daughter's appointment and fell in love. I was so excited to find that there are other Ella the Elegant Elephant books available, I had to write a review.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is beautifully illustrated and the story resonates on an emotional level, which is rare for a picture book, I think. Ella is just so cute! I really enjoyed sharing this book with my five year old daughter, Mia, who will be entering the first grade this fall. I reccommend this book to anyone who has a child around this age. Ella the Elegant Elephant has a very positive message about staying true to yourself in the face of adversity and being kind to others even if they aren't kind to you. In fact it reveals how often when you take those first steps toward initiating kindness, like magic, kindness will be returned to you. We thoroughly loved this book!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Ella is so endearing and easy to relate to. The imaginative tale and beautiful illustrations are magnificent! I love the moral and the ending. A keeper!