Ellie May on April Fools' Day

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Product Details

Price
$5.99
Publisher
Charlesbridge Publishing
Publish Date
Pages
112
Dimensions
5.5 X 7.7 X 0.6 inches | 0.45 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781580899291

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About the Author

Hillary Homzie has written several books for tweens, including Things Are Going to Get Ugly, The Hot List, and Queen of Likes for Aladdin Books of Simon & Schuster. She lives in Napa, California, with her family.

Jeffrey Ebbeler has illustrated more than forty picture books, including Melvin the Mouth and Tiger in My Soup. He has worked as an art director, done paper engineering for pop-up books, created large scale murals for schools and churches, and sculpted puppets. www.jeffillustration.com

Reviews

Second-grader Ellie May is a live wire with a good heart and less good impulse control. In Ellie May on Presidents' Day, she's desperate for her chance to be class flag leader, but when she tries to impress her teacher with her devotion to George Washington-style honesty, she ends up insulting her classmates instead. In Ellie May on April Fools' Day, our heroine is jealous of Mo, the class funny guy, and wants to pull off a great prank herself; unfortunately, she takes things too far. Ellie May is a sympathetic heroine in her yearning for recognition ("Mo's funny. Ava is smart. You're artsy. I just want to be something too"), and the episodic chapters make for approachable and humorous early reading. Spirited, cartoonish black and white art has an appropriately chaotic edge in its interpretation of Ellie May's diverse classroom and mixed-race family. Since the relevant holiday gets decent coverage in each book, this offers the possibility for solid curricular use as well as an amiable new series friend.
--The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Book