Thursday, November 8, 2012

Book Review: Ella the Pink Elephant

Ella the Pink Elephant
Her Life, Love and Fame
by Doris Rueger

  • Paperback: 40 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (May 4, 2012)
  • ISBN-10: 1469937565
  • ISBN-13: 978-1469937564

Book Description

Once upon a time, Ella, a baby elephant born in a zoo, was so cute that she was dressed in crowns, earrings, tutus, colorful shawls and fancy slippers. She got lots of attention! When she outgrew her baby costumes she was elegantly dressed for weddings and was still the center of attention. But what happened to Ella when she grew old and wanted to retire from the limelight? When she was no longer loved for her looks, did she find the meaning of true happiness? Follow Ella through her life from birth to old age!

Book Review

Zeppo was a retired clown who was hired at a zoo to take care of the elephants. Soon, a baby elephant was born named Ella. Zeppo loved Ella a great deal and dressed her up in pretty clothes to show her off to everyone. All who knew her adored Ella. She wore pink make-up, and that is how she became Ella the Pink Elephant.

As Ella grew older, she noticed she was not the same cute elephant that people were excited to see. She noticed physical changes and wondered why people would like her now. Ella does some inner searching and soon realized what makes someone special.

Ella the Pink Elephant is such a sweet story. My 8-year-old daughter loved reading about Ella and the changes she went through. This is both an entertaining book for kids and an educational one. There is a fantastic lesson to be learned here.

About the Author

Born and raised in Germany, Doris Rueger attended college in the US and graduated with an MA in literature and journalism. She retired from the scientific community after 30 years and now pursues her love for literature by writing and illustrating children’s books. Doris lives in Bellport, NY.

Amazon purchase link here.

1 comment:

Audrey said...

My niece would love this - she adores any books with elephants as the characters. :) Thanks for the book review.