What’s it about?
Ellie the elephant and her sidekick Pudgy the Penguin go back to school. Along the way they ride the bus, examine a classroom, meet classroom pets, discover musical instruments, and much more.
This book aims to help soothe some typical fears children have about going to school for the first time.
My Review of Ellie Goes Back to School
To be honest, initially I wasn’t a fan of the ‘real life’ pictures of the stuffed animals attending an actual school. It came off as kind of cheesy and not appealing. However, the more I thought about it, I saw the possible reasoning behind it, and I began to actually like it. By not showing any humans in this book at all, the Fair duo perfectly enable kids to insert themselves into the story and/or take away the stress of this being a ‘teaching’ book, by making it simply a silly story about animals going to school, too.
As for its purpose of soothing fears about going to school, Ellie Goes Back to School does exactly what it sets out to do. It walks kids through a basic day at school, showing them real-world classroom surroundings, and introducing them to basic activities that they might do while in class. The tone of the book is very upbeat, and some of the pictures are definitely cute and silly.
Definitely a cute little book, and well-deserving of a place on your child’s bookshelf.
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Title: Ellie Goes Back to School | Series: The Amazing Adventures of Ellie the Elephant (site) | Authors: Marci and Elle Fair | Publisher: Pacochel Press (site) | Pub. Date: 2015-5-21 | ISBN13: 9780996363501 | Genre: Children’s (Educational) Fiction | Language: English | Triggers: None | Rating: 5 out of 5 | Date Read: 2016-2-6 | Source: Received a copy free from the authors in exchange for an honest review. | Available on Kindle Unlimited? Yes