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Book Review/Giveaway: Ellie’s Best Beach Vacation Ever and Ellie Goes Back to School. Ends March 31



About the Book: Ellie the elephant and Pudgy the penguin are stuffed animals…and the best of friends. They have been on many adventures together, like moving to a new neighborhood, flying on an airplane, visiting animal friends and relatives at a zoo, going back to school together to meet new teachers and learn—and now they get to enjoy a summer adventure on a wonderful beach vacation!

The excitement mounts as Ellie and Pudgy pack their beach balls and sunglasses and jump in the car for the game-filled drive to the coast.

Once they arrive, Ellie and Pudgy head straight for the beach to dig in the warm sand, swim in the sparkly blue ocean, and see lots of colorful fish. Then they head out for an afternoon packed full of fun!

Join in the adventure as these best friends share many new experiences while on their special beach vacation—traveling to a new place, trying new activities, riding bikes, enjoying a froggie lunch and sweet treats, swimming, building the biggest sandcastle ever, visiting an un-butterfly garden and much more as they spend a sunny day outside and explore this special beach town!!her-book/c1nwt


Publisher: Pacochel Press
Publish date: January 2016
Page count: 35
Price: $8.99


My Review:  It was interesting to see that toys are used to tell this story with real photographs of places visited by Ellie and Pudgy.

Follow Ellie and Pudgy as they take a trip to the beach, bookstore and the playground. They could not believe how white the sand was and how beautiful the water was with the color blue and green. They love to build things with sand like sand castle, but each on its own love different things. While Ellie loves to swim Pudgy loves to snorkel in the ocean as it was fun seeing the fishes.

Children loves stuffed animals and to see them play a part in this story will be an interesting read for them.



FTC Disclosure: I received a review copy of this book in exchange from the author for a fair and honest review. I was not monetarily compensated for my opinion in any way.




Also, read Ellie Goes Back to School.




About the Book: 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.

Paperback: 34 pages


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As a working mother of four children, Marci Fair was inspired to share the hard-earned wisdom she gained from juggling work and motherhood for over twenty years. This labor of love resulted in her award winning book “TILT-7 Solutions To Be A Guilt-free Working Mom.” She teaches us that “Balance is impossible; memories are better.”

In addition, Marci and her twelve year old daughter Elle are writing an adventure series of books about Elle’s two favorite stuffed animals, Ellie the Elephant and Pudgy the Penguin. Their award winning series has been on the Amazon Best Seller lists as it shares imagination, creativity and adventure with its young audience.

Along with a professional career, Marci also founded Kares 4 Kids (, which has served over 24,000 children in need since 2005.



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And the winner is #7 – Ronda Six Garnett




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  1. I like the idea of illustrating a children’s story with photos of the characters – I think kids would perceive it as more realistic. And what a great mother/daughter project!!

    Comment by tmy56 | March 16, 2016 | Reply

  2. This is too cute! I love how the photos int he book are actual photos of the stuffed animals. My son is almost four and has a few prizes stuffies that he takes everywhere. One of his turtles has flown to West Virginia with us.

    It’s cool that the author is writing the books with her 12 year old daughter. That makes me want to take photos with my sons stuffies and have him then them into stories to look back at when he’s older.

    Comment by Suzie williams | March 17, 2016 | Reply

  3. I am a special education teacher and a parent of 2. These books look so entertaining. I especially like the locations that were chosen!

    Comment by Linda Herold | March 17, 2016 | Reply

  4. This book would be perfect for my grandson who starts kindergarten next fall. He is already starting to worry about going to a new school.

    Comment by Jeanna Schirm Massman | March 17, 2016 | Reply

  5. This is a good book for a child just starting school.

    Comment by farmermomwife | March 17, 2016 | Reply

  6. I like how this book combines the stuffed animals along with pictures of a real time adventure. Its wonderful that the author and her daughter both wrote the book.

    Comment by Merry S. | March 17, 2016 | Reply

  7. awww…my grandkids take their stuffed pets everywhere!! Beach, plane, lol..Grandma’s…so they could really relate to a story like this,..They are 3 yrs old🙂

    Comment by Ronda Six Garnett | March 17, 2016 | Reply

  8. I agree that it’s such a unique way of telling the story of Ellie. That’s wonderful that her and her 12 year old write this series.
    Carol L
    Lucky4750 ( at) aol (dot) com

    Comment by carol L | March 18, 2016 | Reply

  9. I love the colorful book easy to teach my kids when they attract pictures

    Comment by rajee pandi | March 22, 2016 | Reply

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